A gem that allows you to create, list, and modify local hostnames with ease in Linux and other Unix-based operating systems (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.
$ sudo ghost add mydevsite.local [Adding] mydevsite.local -> 127.0.0.1 $ sudo ghost add staging-server.local 184.108.40.206 [Adding] staging-server.local -> 220.127.116.11 $ ghost list Listing 2 host(s): mydevsite.local -> 127.0.0.1 staging-server.local -> 18.104.22.168 $ sudo ghost delete mydevsite.local [Deleting] mydevsite.local $ sudo ghost delete_matching test [Deleting] test2.local [Deleting] test.local $ ghost list Listing 1 host(s): staging-server.local -> 22.214.171.124 $ sudo ghost modify staging-server.local 126.96.36.199 [Modifying] staging-server.local -> 188.8.131.52 $ ghost list Listing 1 host(s): staging-server.local -> 184.108.40.206 $ ghost export > some_file $ ghost empty [Emptying] Done. $ ghost list Listing 0 host(s): $ ghost import some_file [Adding] staging-server.local -> 220.127.116.11 $ ghost list Listing 1 host(s): staging-server.local -> 18.104.22.168
With RVM, you need to add
rvmsudo before the command:
$ rvmsudo ghost add mydevsite.local [Adding] mydevsite.local -> 127.0.0.1
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.
gem install ghost
sudo may be necessary in some circumstances, depending on your setup
(for example, using the stock Ruby that comes on OS X).
A list of contributors can be found here..
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