How To Edit The “hosts” File on Mac Os

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How To Edit The “hosts” File on Mac Os

Step 1 – Go to Utilities and select on Terminal.

Step 2 – Login as root by running the command as below then enter the password.

User-MacBook:~ user$ sudo su – Password:

After that you will see that the user become root as below:-

User-MacBook:~ root#

Step 3 – Open the hosts file by using the command as below and edit the hosts file by press “i“. 

User-MacBook:~ root# vi /etc/hosts

##

# Host Database

#

# localhost is used to configure the
loopback interface

# when the system is booting. Do not change
this entry.

##

127.0.0.1 localhost

255.255.255.255 broadcasthost

::1 localhost

fe80::1%lo0 localhost

Step 4 – Add the IP address and the domain name like the example below and press “Esc” then save it by using “:wq!

##

# Host Database

#

# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface

# when the system is booting.  Do not change this entry.

##

127.0.0.1       localhost

255.255.255.255 broadcasthost

::1             localhost

fe80::1%lo0     localhost

123.123.213.123 www.example.com example.com

Step 5 – Open the browser and go to the domain you like to preview.

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