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SwitchHosts is an App for managing hosts file, it is based on Electron , React, UmiJS , Chakra UI, CodeMirror, etc.




  • Switch hosts quickly
  • Syntax highlight
  • Remote hosts
  • Switch from system tray



You can download the source code and build it yourself, or download the built version from following links:


SwitchHosts stores data at

(Or folder
under the current user's home path on Windows), the
folder contains data, while the
folder contains various configuration information.

Develop and build


  • Install Node.js
  • Change to the folder
    , run
    npm install
    to install dependented libraries
  • Run
    npm run dev
    to start the development server
  • Then run
    npm run start
    to start the app for developing or debuging

Build and package

  • It is recommended to use electron-builder for packaging
  • Go to the
  • Run
    npm run build
  • Run
    npm run make
    , if everything goes well, the packaged files will be in the
  • This command may take several minutes to finish when you run it the first time, as it needs time to download dependent files. You can download the dependencies manually here, or Taobao mirror, then save the files to
    . You can check the Electron Docs for more infomation.
# build
npm run build


npm run make # the packed files will be in ./dist


SwitchHosts is a free and open source software, it is released under the Apache License.

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