There are alternatives to Resolve Symlinks When Copying Files With Rsync .
How about firing up a (tiny) webserver that starts up quickly. Yehuda Katz suggested this some years ago:
Just drop this file in any directory, run the script, and it serves the files. I use this frequently for instance when I need to browser test static files on different virtual machines. (I modified the script shebang to work on my Mac).
I prefer to use this server.rb script in stead of accessing the files from a shared folder from the virtual machine. It’s faster to write the address for
– and easier to remember.
Tip from Yehuda Katz’ “Webrick Anywhere“