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/etc/hosts on Windows

1. Get your IP Address

echo `ifconfig $(netstat -nr | grep -e default -e "^0\.0\.0\.0" | head -1 | awk '{print $NF}') | grep -e "inet " | sed -e 's/.*inet //' -e 's/ .*//' -e 's/.*\://'`

2. Modify your hosts file

notepad

For Windows 10 and 8
  1. Press the Windows key.
  2. Type Notepad in the search field.
  3. In the search results, right-click Notepad and select Run as administrator.
  4. From Notepad, open the following file: c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts
  5. Make the necessary changes to the file.
  6. Click File > Save to save your changes.
For Windows 7 and Vista
  1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories.
  2. Right-click Notepad and select Run as administrator.
  3. Click Continue on the Windows needs your permission UAC window.
  4. When Notepad opens, click File > Open.
  5. In the File name field, type C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts.
  6. Click Open.
  7. Make the necessary changes to the file.
  8. Click File > Save to save your changes.
For Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP
  1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad.
  2. Click File > Open.
  3. In the File name field, type C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts.
  4. Click Open.
  5. Make the necessary changes to the file.
  6. Click File > Save to save your changes.
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logbasex commented Jun 3, 2020

Thank you, but is there any idea about using the command line? I feel pretty uncomfortable with this solution.

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@joaoldomingos
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Thank you, very good tutorial

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ghost commented Jun 16, 2020

Thank you, but is there any idea about using the command line? I feel pretty uncomfortable with this solution.

@hophiducanh : if you want to do everything from the command line, you need to install some form of 3rd party line editor (ported from Linux or other flavors of UNIX) to be able to edit the file. You would also need to make sure that the file is not in use by other apps or services, as well as making sure that the file is not write protected.

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hostname -I
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