How can I start the python SimpleHTTPServer on port 80?

I am using this command on Ubuntu but it is starting on port 8080 and I don’t have another server running so I’d like it to start on port 80. I saw ways that you could set up a bash script to do something like this, but isn’t there a command line flag or something simpler to specify the port?

python -m SimpleHTTPServer
Asked By: cwd

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sudo python -m SimpleHTTPServer 80

for python 3.x version, you may need :

sudo python -m http.server 80

Ports below 1024 require root privileges.

As George added in a comment, running this command as root is not a good idea – it opens up all kinds of security vulnerabilities.

However, it answers the question.

Answered By: jrg

Do something like :

python -m SimpleHTTPServer 50505

Where 50505 is the port number.

Answered By: Akash Yellappa
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