Though apache does it on her own, I’ve run in to a couple situations where it has been nice to generate an html index of a directory on the fly. Save this in a file called
#!/bin/bash # usage: auto-index [dir] INDEX=`ls -1 $1 | sed "s/^.*/ <li\>\<a\ href=\"&\"\>&\<\\/a\>\<\\/li\>/"` echo "<html> <head><title>Index of $1</title></head> <body> <h2>Index of $1</h2> <hr> <ui> $INDEX <ui> </body> </html>"
Then you can run
./auto-index.sh [path to dir] to dump an html index page of that directory to standard out. I didn’t bother with specifying an output file, so to dump this to a file called
./auto-index.sh [path to dir] > index.html
Note: This could also be considered a much stripped down version of a previous post.