Gas Mask
Gas Mask
0.8.6

4.6

Gas Mask free download for Mac

Gas Mask

0.8.6
25 June 2018

Hosts-file manager, edit hosts files, and switch between them.

Overview

Gas Mask is a simple hosts file manager. It enables you to edit hosts files and switch between them.

What's new in Gas Mask

Version 0.8.6:
  • Changed how the hide editor window logic works so that relaunching is not necessary (by Andrew Muraco)
  • Upgraded the version of the Sparkle framework to the latest

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Flash1296
09 December 2008

Most helpful

This looks very promising. Sadly, there is not so much as a tiny text file to tell you how to use this appl'. A User's Guide would be great. Even a FAQ would be so very welcome. meanwhile the appl' launches but I cannot fathom how to accomplish anything with it !
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Version 0.3
popgunn3
26 April 2018
So Far so good. 1) However, I am having difficulty blocking HTTPS:// sites. Is there something special that I am supposed to do to make the program block https:// sites? Currently I am logging in the site as (example)... 127.0.0.1 https://huffingtonpost.com Am I doing it correctly? 2) I am also having trouble with foreign websites from NZ etc. Gas Mask keeps underlining them in RED (same for https). Does the red underline mean anything??? 3) Is there an instruction manual for this program/app?
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Version 0.8.5
Is there a way to reorder items in the list in Gas Mask? I have a bunch of sequentially-numbered servers saved there and my need to have things listed in order is driving me crazy... If not here, is there a better forum to post my question?
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Version 0.8.5
1 answer(s)
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
15 November 2017
Just copy the contents you want to sort, then do it in the Terminal:

pbpaste | sort | pbcopy

Then your clipboard contains the sorted list. If you want to sort by domains, exchange "sort" for "sort -k2", i.e. the sorting will be based on column 2 of the hosts list.
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joaopedros2
22 January 2017
On macOS Sierra 10.12.2 continues to crash. :(
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Version 0.8.4
Cowicide
11 October 2016
CowTip: See Dev on GitHub for update beta that works with Sierra.
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Version 0.8.3
2 answer(s)
Doug-Engelbart
Doug-Engelbart
16 November 2016
Direct link please... =O
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Cowicide
Cowicide
17 November 2016
Link to GitHub where dev is at least attempting to resolve Sierra issues. I kind of gave up and just use Terminal commands at this point. I liked the simplicity and speed of Gas Mask, but I'm going to wait until I hear they've got all the kinks out before using it again.

https://github.com/2ndalpha/gasmask/issues/100
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gabhishek51
12 September 2016
Gas mask prompt me for a password everytime i login to my system.This issue popped up after i upgraded to EL capitan.
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Version 0.8.3
Panocha
11 September 2016
Works great! I just wish there was a Pref Pane version too.
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Version 0.8.3
Big Johnson
15 June 2016
Despite the existing vulnerability, I give it high marks.

I've been using this app for quite some time and find it invaluable.
It makes it extremely easy to edit the hosts file, and multiple versions can be saved, making it quick and easy to switch between them (for testing etc.).

I currently have over 27000 entries, and haven't noticed a slowdown from the original hosts file.


This is a good source for hosts file blocklists:
https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts

Lately I've been using the Unified hosts + gambling + porn list.
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Version 0.8.3
Alex-Macinsky
24 February 2016
Oldie and still goodie.
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Version 0.8.3
uce-hole
21 November 2015
One of those useful little utilities that has been around for years & is still being updated. Thank you dev!
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Version 0.8.3
stu241
30 June 2015
It worked perfectly as it should. But then I closed the program and I now can't find it to use it again or modify what I have done. It isn't in the Apps folder and I have searched for it in spotlight and finder and can only find the installation file (which does nothing now when I click on it). Help! Where does this program install?
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Version 0.8.1
3 answer(s)
Rumplestiltskin
Rumplestiltskin
03 October 2015
Sorry for the obviously w-a-y late reply. If you simply close the app window, double-clicking the actuall app won't do anything because the app is still running although without a window. Check the menubar for its icon. Or don't close the app window but, instead, "quit" the app when you're done.
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stu241
stu241
03 October 2015
Hi Rumplestiltskin. Thanks to your reply. But the App has been closed down, not just the window. It does show in the list of open apps. I can't click on the app to try to restart as it doesn't show in the applications folder. So where is it is the question. Is there a particular file name I can search for as "gas mask" is not returning any results. Thanks for your help.
Stu
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Rumplestiltskin
Rumplestiltskin
03 October 2015
Well, you launched it so it's probably where you downloaded it (Downloads folder?). If not, download it again and put it into your Applications folder. Then you'll know where it is. You may quit the app from it's menubar icon if you accidentally just close its window and don't quit it before closing its window.
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