Mac users, please read the known issues part before installing the package.
Port forwarding and renaming on localhost made easy
Local.dev offers you a simple command line to improve your node workflow by providing easy and persistant port forwading on localhost.
Did you already struggled to remember all of those localhost:port that you juste create ? Or don't you want to rename the boring localhost:8080 to whatever.dev ? Because I did !
With local.dev, you can rename any localhost:port to any name possible, you don't even need to add a domain dot if you don't feel like it.
npm install -g local.dev
Every command can be made with
localdev instead of
Add a new local.dev url. You will need the root priviliges for this one
local.dev add 8080 this-cool-url
List all of your local.dev active
Remove a local.dev
local.dev rm this-cool-url
📆 Future updates
- Windows compatibility
- Linux compatibility
- Remove command
- Persistant host on Mac
😱 Known issues
The local.dev is reset if the mac shutdown.
To set it again, you have to delete it first with
local.dev rm your-site . It's a work in progress for this one, I have to find a good solution to edit the pf.conf file.
Mutliple local.dev doesn't work on mac, still a problem with pf.conf.
Renaming only one localhost at a time makes this package useless on Mac, I wouldn't recommend using it for the moment. Work in progress.