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Individual file

It is possible to serve static files with a custom path pattern and NamedFile. To match a path tail, we can use a [.*] regex.

{{< include-example example=”static-files” file=”main.rs” section=”individual-file” >}}


To serve files from specific directories and sub-directories, Files can be used. Files must be registered with an App::service() method, otherwise it will be unable to serve sub-paths.

{{< include-example example=”static-files” file=”directory.rs” section=”directory” >}}

By default files listing for sub-directories is disabled. Attempt to load directory listing will return 404 Not Found response. To enable files listing, use Files::show_files_listing() method.

Instead of showing files listing for directory, it is possible to redirect to a specific index file. Use the Files::index_file() method to configure this redirect.


NamedFiles can specify various options for serving files:

  • set_content_disposition - function to be used for mapping file’s mime to corresponding Content-Disposition type
  • use_etag - specifies whether ETag shall be calculated and included in headers.
  • use_last_modified - specifies whether file modified timestamp should be used and added to Last-Modified header.

All of the above methods are optional and provided with the best defaults, But it is possible to customize any of them.

{{< include-example example=”static-files” file=”configuration.rs” section=”config-one” >}}

The Configuration can also be applied to directory service:

{{< include-example example=”static-files” file=”configuration_two.rs” section=”config-two” >}}