Imagine you want to share a folder or file real quick on you Linux box for a windows friend. For a n00b, this can be quite intimidating....
Now, you can feel free to share anything with a small web server. Run the command on your terminal,
note you must have python installed.
python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080
All you need to do is to run it in the folder you want to start browsing.
Now you can go to your browser and type
Hope you find it helpful...!