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On Windows I can access files directly from the browser ( or at least I have it configured currently, forget if it was native like this ) with the file:// protocol, so I can access files from say the C drive.

I'm wondering what the equivalent would be to accessing my files from the browser, if at all possible on a *nix system such as Debian.

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Try file:///.

example:

file:///home/username/

of course, replacing username with your username.

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Notice that the third slash simply signifies the file system root. – Stephan202 Aug 18 '09 at 18:00
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Works in lynx! What more do you need? – Jack M. Aug 18 '09 at 18:10

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