+ 1 The Felix webserver {flx_web}.

The Felix system comes with a personal webserver, primarily as a standard way to view documentation.

It is specifically designed for programmers, and automatically displays Felix and C++ code with syntax highlighting and hyperlinking inclusions. It also provides minimal support for {flx_pkgconfig}'s {.fpc} file format, Python, Ocaml, and directories.

In addition there is special support for the Felix document format files with {.fdoc} extenions, as well as a slideshows.

Unlike most webservers, the Felix webserver can display any accessible file in your file system.

+ 1.1 Starting from command line.

You can run the webserver like this on Linux:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib/felix/felix-latest/host/lib/rtl \
  /usr/local/lib/felix/felix-latext/host/bin/flx_web \
  --root=/usr/local/lib/felix/share --port=1234

and just use DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH on OSX. The default root and port are as shown above.

+ 1.1.1 Starting on system initialisation.

Alternatively, there are scripts in misc directory of the repository which can launch the webserver at startup on Linux and OSX. You may need to edit them before installing!

{misc/felixweb.conf} can be used on Linux by editing it and copying it into {/init.d}, then you can {sudo stop felixweb} and {sudo start felixweb}.

On OSX you copy after editing {misc/felixweb.plist} into {$HOME/LibraryLaunchAgents} and you can then {launchctl stop felixweb} and {launchctl start felixweb}.

+ 1.1.2 Special characters in URLs.

The URL you give has two special hacks worth noting.

+ Absolute Pathnames

If the pathname is of the form {$/usr/local/bin}, starting with a {$} character, the path after the $ is taken as an absolute path. Normally a path is relative to the root (if typed in) or the current file (if in the current page). So for example:


will show the directory of the default install.

+ Forced interpretation.

The other hack is the suffix {ext} after a filename. This tells Felix to load the file but treat it as if it had the extension {.ext}.

The Felix webserver is written in Felix. It uses the high performance asynchronous I/O subsystem to manage connections. It is also primarily based on dynamically loaded plugins (although there is a variant called {weblink} which has the standard plugins preloaded).