Any `hugo server` alternatives for non-hugo projects?

Prior to using Hugo I had no web dev experience. I used it build a minimalistic blog ( and have really enjoyed tinkering with themes, html and css. So thanks to Hugo for being the gateway into the dark arts of web development.

Now I am learning css frameworks and would love some tool like hugo serve which can locally serve files for testing and, importantly, has the capability of auto-refreshing when changes are made to the local files. Any recommendations?

So far I have found some npm projects like live-server but would prefer something that I can find in or add to my Linux distro’s package repositories. I have also tried python3 -m http.server and php -S localhost:port but neither has the live-reloading feature.

Any input is appreciated. Thank you.

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