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actix-web-static-files

actix-web static files as resources support

5 releases

✓ Uses Rust 2018 edition

new 0.2.2 Aug 21, 2019
0.2.1 Aug 13, 2019
0.2.0 Aug 8, 2019
0.1.1 Aug 8, 2019
0.1.0 Aug 7, 2019

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actix-web static files as resources support

Legal

Dual-licensed under MIT or the UNLICENSE.

Features

  • Embed static resources in end binary
  • Serve static resources as directory in actix-web
  • Install package manager (npm) dependincies

Usage

Use-case #1: Static resources folder

Create folder with static resources in your project (for example static):

cd project_dir
mkdir static
echo "Hello, world" > static/hello

Add to Cargo.toml dependency to actix-web-static-files:

[dependencies]
actix-web-static-files = "0.2"

[build-dependencies]
actix-web-static-files = "0.2"

Add build script to Cargo.toml:

[package]
build = "build.rs"

Add build.rs with call to bundle resources:

use actix_web_static_files::resource_dir;

fn main() {
    resource_dir("./static").build().unwrap();
}

Include generated code in main.rs:

use actix_web::{App, HttpServer};
use actix_web_static_files;

use std::collections::HashMap;

include!(concat!(env!("OUT_DIR"), "/generated.rs"));

fn main() {
    HttpServer::new(move || {
        let generated = generate();
        App::new()
        .service(actix_web_static_files::ResourceFiles::new(
            "/static",
            generated,
        ))
    })
    .bind("127.0.0.1:8080").unwrap()
    .run().unwrap();
}

Run the server:

cargo run

Request the resource:

$ curl -v http://localhost:8080/static/hello
*   Trying 127.0.0.1:8080...
* TCP_NODELAY set
* Connected to localhost (127.0.0.1) port 8080 (#0)
> GET /static/hello HTTP/1.1
> Host: localhost:8080
> User-Agent: curl/7.65.3
>
* Mark bundle as not supporting multiuse
< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< content-length: 13
< date: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 13:36:50 GMT
<
Hello, world
* Connection #0 to host localhost left intact

Use-case #2: package.json - npm managed folder

Create folder with static resources in your project (for example static):

cd project_dir
mkdir static_packages
cd static_packages
echo '{}' > package.json
# install your npm dependencies (here we use fontawesome as an example)
npm install --save-dev @fortawesome/fontawesome-free

Add generated folder to ignore file of your version control system (here: git):

cd project_dir
echo "static_packages/node_modules" >> .gitignore

Add dependencies and build-dependencies in Cargo.toml same way as in the first use-case.

Add build.rs with call to bundle resources:

use actix_web_static_files::npm_resource_dir;

fn main() {
    npm_resource_dir("./static_packages").unwrap().build().unwrap();
}

Include generated code in main.rs same way as in the first use-case.

Reference resources in your HTML:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, shrink-to-fit=no">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="/static/@fortawesome/fontawesome-free/css/all.css">
    <script defer src="/static/@fortawesome/fontawesome-free/js/all.js"></script>
    <title>Hi</title>
</head>
<body>
    <i class="fas fa-thumbs-up"></i>
</body>
</html>

Dependencies

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