I would like a web program (Ubuntu) that I could install on my server that would display a file to be downloaded.

The webpage would display the file name, size and date added, who added it, and have a button to start the download.

I was imagining something like the Dropbox link download page.

dropbox download

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If you are talking about fixed content you can simply have a static link to the file, with whatever text and pictorial information that you desire.

For a more dynamic system just start an FTP server - this will give a view with the filename, size, date, etc., with some control over what information is displayed.

For still more control you can use a framework such as twisted, django, etc., there are many possibilities.


There are these:

  1. H5ai (larsjung.de/h5ai/)
  2. Literally just search google

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