A gem that allows you to create, list, and modify local hostnames in 10.5 with ease...
This command is designed for users of Mac OS X Leopard and relies on a tool which I am pretty
sure was not in earlier versions of OS X and definitely isn't in other OSes. This uses the
command to intelligently add hostnames to the database. An adapter to use the hosts file in other OSes is definitely a possibility, but not a priority at this time. Feel free to add it yourself and I'll merge it.
This gem is designed primarily for web developers who need to add and modify hostnames to their system for virtual hosts on their local/remote web server. However, it could be of use to other people who would otherwise modify their
/etc/hosts file and flush the cache.
$ ghost add mydevsite.local $ ghost add staging-server.local 188.8.131.52 $ ghost list Listing 2 host(s): mydevsite.local -> 127.0.0.1 staging-server.local -> 184.108.40.206 $ ghost delete mydevsite.local $ ghost list Listing 1 host(s): staging-server -> 220.127.116.11 $ ghost empty Emptied host list. $ ghost list Listing 0 host(s):
There is also a library that can be used in Ruby scripts. The
ghost command is a wrapper for
the library. View the source of
bin/ghost to see how to use the library.
I also want to make this available as a Sake task to cater those who use it. It too will be a wrapper for the library. I just have to figure out how I can provide an easy way to install the sake tasks via the gem
sudo gem install bjeanes-ghost --source http://gems.github.com/
This library is not fully implemented yet. I am just putting this README up so that you can see what the goals are.
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