My Google-fu has failed me on this one. Every time I search for something like this all I get is a bunch of vulnerability reports. I feel like this should be pretty straightforward, but I'm not having any luck.

I have an internal web/fileserver whose functionality I'd like to integrate. Currently, there is a large data partition with a bunch of files (git repo) only accessible via SSH, and a separate web server (Apache2 on Debian). Note that the majority of files have whitespace in their path. (Bulk-renamed this away.)

Is there a minimal (no database or frills) CGI script or something that will dynamically load a directory listing and make links to the files, and maybe some basic search, too? A tie-in to find/locate via bash would be about the right amount of functionality.


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    Any reason you don't want to use Apache's mod_autoindex? It does just what you describe (minus the search) by exposing files in directories. Or are you looking for something more than basic directory listing?
    – Nick
    Jun 7, 2011 at 7:33
  • For one, I didn't know about it. For two, I am looking for a bit more functionality, or at least the possibility of adding it myself.
    – cha0sys
    Jun 7, 2011 at 13:55
  • Does it have to be a CGI script, or are you open to others (e.g. PHP/Python etc.)?
    – Nick
    Jun 7, 2011 at 14:03
  • I'm open to pretty much anything. Doesn't have to be CGI.
    – cha0sys
    Jun 7, 2011 at 16:44

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Filenice is a PHP directory browser with search functionality.

  • Very nice. Looks like exactly what I'm looking for. I'll give this a try.
    – cha0sys
    Jun 7, 2011 at 22:00
  • This has a few caveats: doesn't handle whitespace or "&" in the path, only does substring search. Otherwise, this looks pretty cool.
    – cha0sys
    Jun 8, 2011 at 4:11

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