line lengths in /etc/hosts
freebsd at edvax.de
Wed Mar 27 09:06:40 UTC 2013
On Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:57:48 -0700, Perry Hutchison wrote:
> I can easily suppress access to unwanted web sites by adding
> names to the localhost line in /etc/hosts, like this:
> 127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.my.domain bad1.com bad2.com ...
> My version of that line has gotten rather long :)
Without actually havint tested this, but have you considered
using the \ continuation character (linebreak escape) to avoid
the problem? Also I think there's not a generic limit to the
/etc/hosts file itself, but maybe to the input buffers of the
programs that read this file...
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