UPDATE: This method has been extended and superseded, find out about the “new improved” method here.
Web developers often have reason to fake a host name’s associated IP address by editing their
The peculiarities of the development environment we use here at WordPress.com mean I find myself switching back and forth between two
/etc/hosts configurations quite frequently. It started getting annoying to manually go into the
/etc/hosts file and uncomment or re-comment entries all the time, so I came up with a quick and dirty solution to shortcut the process.
This solution involves creating two (or more)
/etc/hosts files and writing a very short script for each which activates them.