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Ghost 0.1.0

A gem that allows you to create, list, and modify local hostnames in 10.5 with ease...

Requirements

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 dscl 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.

Intended Usage

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.

Command

$ ghost add mydevsite.local
$ ghost add staging-server.local 67.207.136.164
$ ghost list
Listing 2 host(s):
  mydevsite.local      -> 127.0.0.1
  staging-server.local -> 67.207.136.164
$ ghost delete mydevsite.local    
$ ghost list
Listing 1 host(s):
  staging-server -> 67.207.136.164    
$ ghost empty
Emptied host list.
$ ghost list
Listing 0 host(s):

Library

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.

Sake Task

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

Installation

sudo gem install bjeanes-ghost --source http://gems.github.com/

Notes

This library is not fully implemented yet. I am just putting this README up so that you can see what the goals are.

Legal Stuff

Copyright (c) 2008 Bodaniel Jeanes

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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