Script to disable internet connectivity for Mac OS
💡 Little update (18.09.21): I do use Freedom now. It got even more expensive - but it syncs between all my devices and changed from a simple internet kill-switch to something even more useful. I found it great to disable news sites and other addictive sites during the corona years.
From time to time, I really want to make it hard for me to seek for distractions.
I found myself using the nice Mac OS X tool Freedom all the time. Freedom disables the network connectivity, which means no Twitter, Facebook etc.
But when I revisited the site, I found that the author now charges $10 for it - That’s just a little too expensive in my opinion.
So, I went out, and it took me 5 minutes to come up with freedom.sh.
# !/bin/bash echo "Enough of this filthy internet" | cowsay -s sudo route -n delete default &> /dev/null
Cowsay required. (If you prefer not to install cowsay just remove the line!)
________________________________ < Enough of this filthy internet > -------------------------------- ^__^ (**)_______ (__) )/ U ||----w | || ||
To reenable your internet, you have to add back the default route or restart your computer.