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Small script to configure your hosts file so you don't get distracted during the day

Project Description


horseshit is an easy-to-use command line program that blocks websites known to distract us from our work, which is forked from leftnode/get-shit-done.

Available in Python 2.x/3.x, horseshit is also a PyPI package that can be easily installed and updated via pip.

Project homepage:


1. Using the PyPI package:

Install the PyPI package:

$ [sudo] pip install horseshit


$ [sudo] easy_install horseshit

2. Using Git:

Clone the Git repository:

$ git clone git://
$ [sudo] python install


1. Configuration

horseshits is a no-brainer plain text file contains a load of horseshits that may distract you from work, line by line.

On *nix systems, put your horseshits into:


Or: (recommended!)


On Windows, put it into your user directory:


2. To get-shit-done

Execute it as root because it modifies your hosts file and restarts your network daemon.

$ sudo get-shit-done work

3. To no longer get-shit-done

$ sudo get-shit-done play

Additional Tips

You can, of course, use get-shit-done with your crontab, to control your work time and play time during the day. Whatever, I should say self-control is always the best.


Thanks to Vic Cherubini, the original author of get-shit-done.



Date: 2013-01-14

  • Initial release.

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