So you don’t want a DropBox and you’re not one for Ubuntu One – but you do want to make a folder full of pictures, music or other oddities available to friends on the other side of the world.

Using the following python script, created by gnome-look user hardball, you can do just that: share any folder via ‘http on port 8000’. You can even share folders ‘mounted by gvfs’ – such as remote windows folders.

The script has next-to-no dependencies, only requiring Zenity to be installed in-order to work. (Click here to do that.)

  • Download the script @
  • Move it to ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/ (this is in your home folder, see image below)
  • Make it executable (right click > properties > permissions > allow executing)

Whilst the script worked fine out-of-the-box when using a wired connection I did have to manually edit the script to get it to work via WiFi. This was as simple as changing ‘eth0’ to ‘wlan0’ Once does using was even easier – right click a folder and choose ‘Share Http here’ from the scripts section.

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