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Dufs 是一个独特的实用文件服务器

5 releases

0.31.4 Jan 12, 2023
0.31.3 Jan 12, 2023
0.31.2 Jan 12, 2023
0.31.1 Jan 12, 2023
0.31.0 Jan 12, 2023

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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 -A

With Homebrew

brew install dufs

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

Usage: dufs [OPTIONS] [root]

  [root]  Specific path to serve [default: .]

  -b, --bind <addrs>         Specify bind address or unix socket
  -p, --port <port>          Specify port to listen on [default: 5000]
      --path-prefix <path>   Specify a path prefix
      --hidden <value>       Hide paths from directory listings, separated by `,`
  -a, --auth <rules>         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
      --allow-archive        Allow zip archive generation
      --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)
      --assets <path>        Use custom assets to override builtin assets
      --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
      --log-format <format>  Customize http log format
      --completions <shell>  Print shell completion script for <shell> [possible values: bash, elvish, fish, powershell, zsh]
  -h, --help                 Print help information
  -V, --version              Print version information


Serve current working directory


Allow all operations like upload/delete/search...

dufs -A

Only allow upload operation

dufs --allow-upload

Serve a specific directory

dufs Downloads

Serve a single file

dufs linux-distro.iso

Serve a single-page application like react/vue

dufs --render-spa

Serve a static website with index.html

dufs --render-index

Require username/password

dufs -a /@admin:123

Listen on specific host:ip

dufs -b -p 80

Listen on unix socket

dufs -b /tmp/dufs.socket

Use https

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


Upload a file

curl -T path-to-file

Download a file


Download a folder as zip file

curl -o path-to-folder.zip

Delete a file/folder

curl -X DELETE

Advanced topics

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>
dufs -a <path>@<readwrite>@<readonly>
dufs -a <path>@<readwrite>@*
  • <path>: Protected url path
  • <readwrite>: Account with readwrite permissions. If dufs is run with dufs --allow-all, the permissions are upload/delete/search/view/download. If dufs is run with dufs --allow-upload, the permissions are upload/view/download.
  • <readonly>: Account with readonly permissions. The permissions are search/view/download if dufs allow search, otherwise view/download..
dufs -A -a /@admin:admin

admin has all permissions for all paths.

dufs -A -a /@admin:admin@guest:guest

guest has readonly permissions for all paths.

dufs -A -a /@admin:admin@*

All paths is public, everyone can view/download it.

dufs -A -a /@admin:admin -a /user1@user1:pass1 -a /user2@pass2:user2

user1 has all permissions for /user1* path. user2 has all permissions for /user2* path.

dufs -a /@admin:admin

Since dufs only allows viewing/downloading, admin can only view/download files.

Hide Paths

Dufs supports hiding paths from directory listings via option --hidden.

dufs --hidden .git,.DS_Store,tmp

--hidden also supports a variant glob:

  • ? matches any single character
  • * matches any (possibly empty) sequence of characters
  • **, [..], [!..] is not supported
dufs --hidden '.*'
dufs --hidden '*.log,*.lock'

Log Format

Dufs supports customize http log format with option --log-format.

The log format can use following variables.

variable description
$remote_addr client address
$remote_user user name supplied with authentication
$request full original request line
$status response status
$http_ arbitrary request header field. examples: $http_user_agent, $http_referer

The default log format is '$remote_addr "$request" $status'.

2022-08-06T06:59:31+08:00 INFO - "GET /" 200

Disable http log

dufs --log-format=''

Log user-agent

dufs --log-format '$remote_addr "$request" $status $http_user_agent'
2022-08-06T06:53:55+08:00 INFO - "GET /" 200 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/537.36

Log remote-user

dufs --log-format '$remote_addr $remote_user "$request" $status' -a /@admin:admin -a /folder1@user1:pass1
2022-08-06T07:04:37+08:00 INFO - admin "GET /" 200

Customize UI

Dufs allows users to customize the UI with your own assets.

dufs --assets my-assets-dir/

Your assets folder must contains a index.html file.

index.html can use the following placeholder variables to retrieve internal data.

  • __INDEX_DATA__: directory listing data
  • __ASSERTS_PREFIX__: assets url prefix


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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