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Sharing Websites and Files

With zrok it is possible to share files quickly and easily as well. To share files using zrok use the --backend-mode web, for example: zrok share private . --backend-mode web.

Running with this mode will make it trivially easy to share files from the directory which the command was run from.

For example if you have a directory with a structure like this:

-rw-r--r--+ 1 Michael None     7090 Apr 17 12:53
-rw-r--r--+ 1 Michael None 11346 Apr 17 12:53 LICENSE
-rw-r--r--+ 1 Michael None 2885 Apr 17 12:53
-rwxr-xr-x+ 1 Michael None 44250624 Apr 17 13:00 zrok.exe*

The files can be shared using a command such as:

zrok share public --backend-mode web .

Then the files can be access with a private or public share, for example as shown:


zrok will automatically provide a stock website, which will allow the accessing user to browse and navigate the file tree. Clicking the files allows the user to download them.

zrok can also share a pre-rendered static HTML website. If you have a directory like this:

-rw-rw-r--+ 1 Michael None 56 Jun 26 13:23 index.html

If index.html contains valid HTML, like this:

<h1>Hello <code>zrok</code></h1>

Sharing the directory will result in the following when you access the share in a web browser:


zrok contains a built-in web server, which you can use to serve static websites as a share.