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Setup .dev root domain for local web development on mac

Setup .dev Root Domain For Local Web Development On Mac

Terminal commands for setting up a .dev root domain on your Mac OS X 10.9+ for local development.

Homebrew

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

dnsmasq

brew install dnsmasq
cd $(brew --prefix)
mkdir etc
echo 'address=/.dev/127.0.0.1' > 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 /etc/resolver
sudo bash -c 'echo "nameserver 127.0.0.1" > /etc/resolver/dev'

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