Hi everyone! A few hours ago I release on Github my latest version of Hostr, a PHP CLI tool that you can use to manage your hosts file with an expressive and easy syntax.
Before you say it: yes, I know that out, into the wild, there are many other similar tools. However, I wanted to do some practice with the Symfony Console component and, later, with the Box2 tool that I used to create the .phar file.
That’s all. It took me, in total, three/four days of work. And it was really funny.
Cool! How can I try it?
Great! All you have to do is open your terminal, switch to sudo and type the following instructions:
wget http://hellofrancesco.com/projects/hostr.phar chmod 755 hostr.phar && mv hostr.phar /usr/local/bin/hostr
The first line will download in the current folder the .phar file.
The next line will change the file permissions to 755 and move it in the /usr/local/bin folder
Done. How can I use it?
Well, now that you have installed it, type
to verify if it was installed successfully.
Now you can use every single command. There are, actually, 7 commands that you can use.
For more details, Take a look to the project page on Github!