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Dufs is a distinctive utility file server

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Dufs is a distinctive utility file server that supports static serving, uploading, searching, accessing control, webdav...



  • Serve static files
  • Download folder as zip file
  • Upload files and folders (Drag & Drop)
  • Search files
  • Partial responses (Parallel/Resume download)
  • Path level access control
  • Support https
  • Support webdav
  • Easy to use with curl


With cargo

cargo install dufs

With docker

docker run -v `pwd`:/data -p 5000:5000 --rm -it sigoden/dufs /data

Binaries on macOS, Linux, Windows

Download from Github Releases, unzip and add dufs to your $PATH.


Dufs is a distinctive utility file server - https://github.com/sigoden/dufs

    dufs [OPTIONS] [--] [path]

    <path>    Specific path to serve [default: .]

    -b, --bind <addr>...         Specify bind address
    -p, --port <port>            Specify port to listen on [default: 5000]
        --path-prefix <path>     Specify an path prefix
        --hidden <value>         Hide directories from directory listings, separated by `,`
    -a, --auth <rule>...         Add auth for path
        --auth-method <value>    Select auth method [default: digest] [possible values: basic, digest]
    -A, --allow-all              Allow all operations
        --allow-upload           Allow upload files/folders
        --allow-delete           Allow delete files/folders
        --allow-search           Allow search files/folders
        --allow-symlink          Allow symlink to files/folders outside root directory
        --enable-cors            Enable CORS, sets `Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *`
        --render-index           Serve index.html when requesting a directory, returns 404 if not found index.html
        --render-try-index       Serve index.html when requesting a directory, returns directory listing if not found index.html
        --render-spa             Serve SPA(Single Page Application)
        --tls-cert <path>        Path to an SSL/TLS certificate to serve with HTTPS
        --tls-key <path>         Path to the SSL/TLS certificate's private key
    -h, --help                   Print help information
    -V, --version                Print version information


Serve current working directory


Explicitly allow all operations including upload/delete

dufs -A

Only allow upload operation

dufs --allow-upload

Serve a directory

dufs Downloads

Serve a single file

dufs linux-distro.iso

Serve index.html when requesting a directory

dufs --render-index

Serve SPA(Single Page Application)

dufs --render-spa

Require username/password

dufs -a /@admin:123

Listen on a specific port

dufs -p 80

Hide directories from directory listings

dufs --hidden .git,.DS_Store

Use https

dufs --tls-cert my.crt --tls-key my.key


Download a file


Download a folder as zip file

curl -o path-to-folder.zip

Upload a file

curl --upload-file path-to-file

Delete a file/folder

curl -X DELETE

Access Control

Dufs supports path level access control. You can control who can do what on which path with --auth/-a.

dufs -a <path>@<readwrite>[@<readonly>|@*]
  • <path>: Protected url path
  • <readwrite>: Account with upload/delete/view/download permission, required
  • <readonly>: Account with view/download permission, optional

* means <path> is public, everyone can view/download it.

For example:

dufs -a /@admin:pass@* -a /ui@designer:pass1 -A
  • All files/folders are public to view/download.
  • Account admin:pass can upload/delete/view/download any files/folders.
  • Account designer:pass1 can upload/delete/view/download any files/folders in the ui folder.


Copyright (c) 2022 dufs-developers.

dufs is made available under the terms of either the MIT License or the Apache License 2.0, at your option.

See the LICENSE-APACHE and LICENSE-MIT files for license details.


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