This is just a quick hack on the example that comes with HTTP::Daemon to serve your local perl documentation out with http. I rather like the way ActiveState perl on windows formats the docs, so I did this to read them when I'm working on my linux box.

I realize this is not secure, it is in no way meant to be, it only binds to localhost on port 83 because of this. Open it up to the world at your own discretion. Browsing to http://localhost:83 will give error 501/505 to avoid uninvited guests, you must request http://localhost:83/index.html to load the page.
#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use HTTP::Daemon; use HTTP::Status; my $perldocs = 'c:/Perl/html/'; my $n = "\n"; my $d = HTTP::Daemon->new(LocalAddr=>'localhost',LocalPort=>83) || die +; print "Listening on: <URL:", $d->url, ">\n"; while (my $c = $d->accept) { while (my $r = $c->get_request) { print $r->method." ".$r->url->path.$n; if ($r->method eq 'GET') { -e $perldocs.$r->url->path ? $c->send_file_response($perldocs.$r->url->path) : $c->send_error(RC_NOT_FOUND); } else { $c->send_error(RC_FORBIDDEN) } } $c->close; undef($c); }
I was inspired to post this after seeing perldoc.cgi this morning. Anyone care to merge them?

In reply to Serve local perl docs with HTTP::Daemon by elwarren

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