Edit hosts file in a Mac

To edit the hosts file in Mac, open the Terminal. It is in Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal.

$ sudo nano /private/etc/hosts

Add the IP addresses and hostname(s) – use a space to separate aliases or multiple hostnames myapp.local www.myapp.local

Press Ctrl-O and press Enter to save. Press Ctrl-X to exit nano.

To flush DNS cache, on terminal issue the following command…

$ dscacheutil -flushcache

Way to go…

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