Route all .dev URL's to 127.0.0.1

If you're like me, you always forget to edit the /etc/hosts file when you want to view a local site.

To get around this, you can use the following script to route all your .dev urls to 127.0.0.1 (or any other IP). So you could go to "romhut.dev" and that would load from 127.0.0.1.

brew install dnsmasq  
mkdir -pv $(brew --prefix)/etc/  
echo 'address=/.dev/127.0.0.1' > $(brew --prefix)/etc/dnsmasq.conf  
sudo cp -v $(brew --prefix dnsmasq)/homebrew.mxcl.dnsmasq.plist /Library/LaunchDaemons  
sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/homebrew.mxcl.dnsmasq.plist  
sudo mkdir -v /etc/resolver  
sudo bash -c 'echo "nameserver 127.0.0.1" > /etc/resolver/dev'  

If you wish to use another IP, only change the first 127.0.0.1, otherwise it will look for a name server on the host.