Edit hosts mac snow leopard

Ask a question. User profile for user: The Lionux version has a temporary domain name. I need to edit the hosts file to point the IP address of the Linux-hosted blog to the old domain name, then kill out the Window-hosted IP address.

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I'm told this is a relatively simple process once I access the hosts file. I've never worked in Linux. And the instructions I've found online that applied to Leopard don't seem to apply to Snow Leopard. More Less.

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changing hosts file on snow leopard - Super User

Open a Finder window. Find the file called hosts it won't have a file extension.

Open the file with TextWrangler. Do the editing. When you click Save, it will prompt you for an administrator password in order to save. Do so, and it will save.

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How to Edit Hosts File on Mac

When I try to save it, I get an error msg saying "the document 'hosts' could not be saved. Am I on the wrong file? With the hosts file you can overwrite any DNS values set by your Internet service provider. This is helpful if your domain name is not yet registered or not pointed to a hosting account, but you want to preview your website. In this tutorial you will learn how to edit the hosts file on Mac.

For a tutorial on how to do the same on Windows click here. Note that changes made for the hosts file will affect your computer only. For example, to emulate DNS change for hostinger. This will emulate change IP address of the hostinger.