Share files quickly using python3

You can enable quick file sharing using python3 by activating its built-in internal webserver


python3 -m http.server

The default webserver will listen to port 8000, you can change to any port above 1024 without root privileges by specifying the port number after the command:

python3 -m http.server 9090

Check if your web server supports Brotli Compression

Brotli is a new compressed data format developed by Google for compressing web data. It is documented in RFC7932. Currently, almost all modern web browser support Brotli which compressed better and faster than Deflate.

Brotli is can be enabled in most popular web server including:

  • Apache HTTPD – through mod_brotli (for release after 2.4.26)
  • Nginx – ngx_brotli (provided by Google)
  • Node.js (trough shrink-ray module
  • LightSpeed (since version 5.2)
  • Microsoft IIS (through IIS-brotli extension, for IIS 7.5 and above)

Testing for Brotli Support has provided a tool for testing whether your website supports Brotli compression.

You can go over the website and get your server tested. For nginx webserver, ngx_brotli will automatically downgrade to gzip if the browser does not support brotli encoding


Find largest file in Linux server using “du”

Short on diskspace? You can use ‘du’ to find largest files in your linux server using ‘du’ tool.


du --total -sh /path/*

Additionally you can also include a ‘threshold’ parameter to list only file larger than the unit which you’ve specified, by using “-t” parameter.

Example, list files larger than 100MB

du --total -sh -t100M /path/*

You can use “M” for megabytes, “G” for gigabytes and “P” for Petabytes. Positive number denotes files must be at least the specified size. Negative number means the files must be at most the specified size.

Easily find duplicate files in Linux with fdupes

‘fdupes’ is a handy tool to find and list duplicates file in GNU/Linux or Unix-like operating system.

In Ubuntu you can install fdupes using apt command-line tool

apt -y install fdupes

Usage of fdupes is simple enough, just write:

fdupes -r /path/to/files/

The command will list duplicate files in the “/path/to/files”directory, which is a prime candidate for deletion.