Share files over devices under same network - Linux

First, Make sure you have python installed in your machine. If not, follow these instructions to install python
sudo apt-get install libssl-dev openssl

wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.4.1/Python-3.4.1.tgz

tar -xvf Python-3.4.1.tgz

cd Python-3.4.1/

./configure

make

sudo make install

./python
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Now just follow below 3 steps to create your own file server with one command

1. Create a shell script file with the following content 

e.g.: shareThis.sh

#!/bin/bash
ipaddress=$(ifconfig | grep -A 1 wlan0 | grep 'inet' | sed s/:/' '/ |awk '{print $3}')
echo 'Access any file from location '$PWD' on http://'$ipaddress':8000'
python -m SimpleHTTPServer > /dev/null 2>&1 

Actually this is all you need. Now run the shell script e.g., 
sh shareThis.sh 
In whichever directory you want. 

2. Make an executable command for the same. 
Give full permission to the file.
chmod +x shareThis.sh 

Now you can run it by just typing ./shareThis.sh 

3. Create an alias. 
Alias helps you to run this script just like you run any other command on Linux

Open .bashrc file.
vi ~/.bashrc

At the end of this file, add this line
alias shareThis='~/shareThis.sh'

Source bash file to get immediate effect

source  ~/.bashrc

That's it. Now whenever you want to share files among other devices in your network, just run the command 'shareThis'

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