A gem that allows you to create, list, and modify local hostnames with ease in linux and OS (more to come)...
Unix-based OS (for now)
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 manually and
flush the cache.
$ ghost add mydevsite.local [Adding] mydevsite.local -> 127.0.0.1 $ ghost add staging-server.local 18.104.22.168 [Adding] staging-server.local -> 22.214.171.124 $ ghost list Listing 2 host(s): mydevsite.local -> 127.0.0.1 staging-server.local -> 126.96.36.199 $ ghost delete mydevsite.local [Deleting] mydevsite.local $ ghost list Listing 1 host(s): staging-server.local -> 188.8.131.52 $ ghost modify staging-server.local 184.108.40.206 [Modifying] staging-server.local -> 220.127.116.11 $ ghost list Listing 1 host(s): staging-server.local -> 18.104.22.168 $ ghost empty [Emptying] Done. $ ghost list Listing 0 host(s):
There is also a library that can be used in Ruby scripts. The
command is a wrapper for the library. View the source of
to see how to use the library.
sudo gem install ghost
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