I'm looking for a live reloading open source HTTP server. I have a bunch of HTML files (generated by pandoc) which I want to show in my browser and refresh/update the side whenever the HTML changes.
- serves HTML
- auto updates/live updates/hot reloads changes HTML files
- standalone tool (not a plugin for an IDE)
- minimal configuration
- simple binary download
- preferably not NPM based
- preferably some way to trigger a page reload other then changing a file, e.g. by sending a signal to the process
The closes I've found is live-server, but I would prefer a single binary to download and as far as I see cannot be triggered to update externally. I'm pretty sure I had exactly such a tool in the past, there were some capability of triggering a reload externally e.g. when a lazily loaded ressource changed or when not serving HTML files directly but via another web server.