A simple GUI for adding/removing sites into /etc/hosts file to block websites
A simple graphical front-end to add/remove blocking sites to the /etc/hosts file on POSIX system. This software does not come with any warranty. Use at your own risk. I would not take responsibility for blowing up your system because of bug in this software.
This just adds/removes a desired site to the /etc/hosts file as following in its own block:
127.0.0.1 www.example.com and so on...
This software requires PySide >= 1.0.1, a Qt4 binding for python. Following is the required steps for installing it on Ubuntu:
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:pyside $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install python-pyside python-pip $ sudo pip install weblocker
After this you can run it via the commandline:
$ sudo weblockerapp
There will also be a menu entry at:
Applications > System > WebLocker
Note that, this software modifies/writes system files. Therefore, it requires to be run as root user.
The MIT License (MIT)
Copyright (c) 2011 M. Nasimul Haque
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
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