Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
With OS X Mountain Lion, Apple removed the web server features that had previously resided in OS X's Sharing preferences for many years. Fortunately, there's an easy way to replicate this feature using the web server built into Python (a programming language that comes pre bundled with OS X). This simple HTTP server can be started from any directory containing HTML or other pages that you wish to display in a web browser, and we'll show you how.