Comment on SelfControl

@hagure

I don't think SelfControl can do this at all.

I believe the application basically modifies the /etc/hosts file. But this file does not support wildcards, which rules out the possibility to block subdomains, etc.

By the way, you can do what SelfControl does by firing up Terminal.app and by typing:

sudo pico /etc/hosts

You'll be prompted for your password and you can now edit the hosts file. Just add the following:

127.0.0.1 www.google.com

Now hit ^X and do not modify the file name. Just hit enter.

This will effectively block www.google.com.