Accessing local .html files on an iPoT

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  1. pjbarnoy

    pjbarnoy New Member

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    Well, there's an easy way, and a hard way; and by that I mean there's only one way, but it might be easier for some people than others.

    P.S. To do it the easy way, your iPoT must be Jailbroken and you need the AppTapp Installer.

    Step 1

    Open up Installer, and look for the lighttpd application in the Network category. Install it. (If it's not there, you may need to install the "Community Sources" package under the "Sources" category. [Thanks Tony])

    Step 2

    In your favorite SFTP application, navigate to ~/Sites, and place whatever .html files you want to open in Safari in that folder.

    Step 3

    Open up Safari on your iPoT, tap the address bar, and enter this address:

    Code:
    http://127.0.0.1/name-of-the-html-file.html
    Press go and your .html file will load! Bookmark it for easy access later.

    ~ Pjbarnoy
  2. Jarod

    Jarod New Member

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    Thank you a lot, I am now able to view PDF on my ipod touch

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    I've just created a folder named "PDF" in /Library/Webserver/Documents/" and bookmarked the address "http://127.0.0.1/PDF/" and that's it

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    , now I can read every PDF I put there.
  3. pjbarnoy

    pjbarnoy New Member

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  4. yacoub

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    Thanks I'll see if this allows me to finally run the files locally. =)

    Btw, "iPod" "touch" "iPod touch". "iPoT" doesn't even make sense, let alone look intelligent.
  5. pjbarnoy

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    FYI, iPoT stands for "iPod Touch", not "iPod" "touch" or "iPod touch". Just thought I'd point that out since you're here splitting hairs

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    Apple doesn't capitalize the "t" in "touch and it's about the dumbest abbreviation known to man because it's utterly pointless and not a logical contraction of either word let alone both. Just "FYI".

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  7. pjbarnoy

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    Touché.

    Well guess what: apparently nobody except you cares what I call it. So don't read my posts if you don't like it; but you'll be missing out on some quality stuff

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  8. Emanjl

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    Too true, too true ; ]
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    pjbarnoy New Member

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    Hehe, thanks

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  10. Roflcopter_Down

    Roflcopter_Down New Member

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    This should work with PDFs, right?

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