I want to be able to easily and frequently edit my hosts file from a quick GUI. Any one know of one that exists?
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hosts is just a text file so you can use any text editor. Since it exists in
/etc and you cannot edit as general user you need to use
sudo. The graphical frontend to
gksu. So basically doing gksu YOUR_GRAPHICAL_EDITOR /etc/hosts will do it OR you can use terminal with nano and vim. I recommend nano as it is quite easy.
sudo nano /etc/hosts
In order to ease the command you can use
So edit your
.bashrc file in your $HOME. i.e.
In your terminal do:
alias edithosts='gksu YOUR_GRAPHICAL_EDITOR /etc/hosts' OR 'sudo nano/vim/vi /etc/hosts'
and save it with Ctrl+x. And do
source ~/.bashrc. Then you can use
edithosts from commandline to use it.
If you use unity you may use quicklist as well What Custom Launchers and Unity Quicklists are available?
try one from electron apps - it has GUI, but need some manipulation with node.js installation - githab README.md has detailed info. https://electron.atom.io/apps/?q=hosts