Gas Mask
Gas Mask
0.8.6

4.6

Gas Mask

Gas Mask

0.8.625 June 2018

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

Gas Mask
Free
25 June 2018

4.6

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Gas Mask

Gas Mask

0.8.625 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

Requirements for Gas Mask

  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later

46 Reviews

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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 !
Like (3)
Version 0.3
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?
Like
Version 0.8.5
1 answer(s)
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.
Like (1)
24 June 2017
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Version 0.8.5
20 February 2017
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Version 0.8.5
22 January 2017
On macOS Sierra 10.12.2 continues to crash. :(
Like (1)
Version 0.8.4
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
16 November 2016
Direct link please... =O
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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
Like (1)
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.
Like (1)
Version 0.8.3
11 September 2016
Works great! I just wish there was a Pref Pane version too.
Like (1)
Version 0.8.3
11 August 2016
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Version 0.8.3
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.
Like
Version 0.8.3
Free

4.6

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46 Reviews

Rate this app:

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 !
Like (3)
Version 0.3
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?
Like
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?
Like
Version 0.8.5
1 answer(s)
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.
Like (1)
24 June 2017
Like
Version 0.8.5
20 February 2017
Like
Version 0.8.5
22 January 2017
On macOS Sierra 10.12.2 continues to crash. :(
Like (1)
Version 0.8.4
11 October 2016
CowTip: See Dev on GitHub for update beta that works with Sierra.
Like
Version 0.8.3
2 answer(s)
Doug-Engelbart
16 November 2016
Direct link please... =O
Like
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
Like (1)
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.
Like (1)
Version 0.8.3
11 September 2016
Works great! I just wish there was a Pref Pane version too.
Like (1)
Version 0.8.3
11 August 2016
Like
Version 0.8.3
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.
Like
Version 0.8.3