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#REDIRECT {{translations}}[[File:Kiwix_0.9_rc2_article_served_en_screenshot.png|right|thumb|Kiwix-serve, embedded in Kiwix, on a Microsoft Windows computer]][[File:Two_kiwix-plugs.jpg|right|thumb|With [[Kiwix-plug]], kiwix-serve runs on pretty small hardwares]] '''Kiwix-serve is a ZIM compatible Web server.''' With it's help you can deliver ZIM file content over your network. Based on the well known protocol HTTP, kiwix-serve allows you to share the [[Special:MyLanguage/Wikipedia_in_all_languages|ZIM files available]] on your computer easily with the other computers connected to your network. You simply need to start kiwix-serve on your computer and others will be able to access it with their own Web browser. Kiwix-serve is a good solution if you have a LAN network and don't want to install Kiwix on all computers. It's a good alternative if you don't have a shared network disk from which everybody can start Kiwix. == Features ==Kiwix-serve has not so many features like Kiwix, but provides the most important ones:* Full text search engine* Search suggestions* Really small and efficient* Compatible with almost all browsers* Available on all platforms* Available as command line executable* Embedded in Kiwix UI* Able to deal with one ZIM file or XML library files == Get it ==On Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OSX and GNU/Linux, kiwix-serve is packaged and distributed with Kiwix. You simply need to [[Special:MyLanguage/enSoftware|download the Kiwix installer corresponding to your Operating System]]. We also provide [// pre-compiled binaries for ARM GNU/Linux]. For other systems, you will have to [[compilation|download and compile kiwix-serve source code on your own]]. == Use it ==Kiwix-serve is directly available in the Kiwix menu "Tools > server", but for people wanting to use it from the command line, here is how it works. Prerequisites:* kiwix-serve binary, available in the Kiwix application directory* A ZIM file or a library file (you can use the library.xml file available in your Kiwix user profile). Unix command line (just use kiwix-serve.exe on Microsoft Windows) example to start kiwix-serve with a XML library file:<source lang="bash">kiwix-serve --library ~/</source> Unix command line example to start kiwix-serve with a ZIM file:<source lang="bash">kiwix-serve --port=8080 wikipedia.zim</source> One time kiwix-serve is started, everybody, who has access to this computer per network, will be able to connect to it. You need to retrieve the IP ( of your computer and remember the port (per default 80) you have used and then people will only have to type in their browser address bar:<source lang="bash"></source> == Options ==Kiwix-serve provides a few options:* --port=PORT to specify the port you want to open for listening (per default 80)* --index=foobar.ix to specify an fulltext index directory* --daemon to execute the software in background* --attachToProcess=PID to attach kiwix-serve process to other process* --verbose to get a few logs You can also run kiwix-serve without index, but in this case you won't have access to the fulltext search engine. == See also ==* [ kiwix-serve demonstration instance]* [[kiwix-index]]* [[kiwix-manage]]* [[kiwix-plug]]

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