Simple terminal interface for blocking websites via the
When you unblock or a remove a domain you'll be asked to enter a mildly annoying random passphrase to give you a chance to reconsider if you really want to go read reddit.
Must be run as sudo as it needs to write to /etc/hosts.
- i - add a new domain
- j/k - down, up
- J/K - goto bottom, goto top
- d - delete selected
- space - toggle whether or not selected domain is blocked
- q - Quit current mode, quits app if in normal mode.
- h - View help.
Command line options:
-uunblock all (requires typing the passphrase)
-hhelp message (showing these options)
Linux x86_64 binary
If you're on linux on an x86_64 processor you can download a binary release here: https://github.com/cgag/hostblock/releases.
The binary is fully statically linked against musl-libc, so it should work on any distro.
Building from source
You'll need to have rustc and cargo installed, you can download them here: https://www.rust-lang.org/install.html. Note that cargo is bundled with rust.
- clone repo - run `cargo build --release` - sudo ./target/release/hostblock
You should probably move the binary to somewhere on your path.
- License: AGPL