Hostess has a number of actions available directly from the command line. You may specify more than one and they are carried out in the order given. No text files are shown as a result of any of these activities, regardless of current preferences. After performing the command(s), Hostess will exit.

* Options marked with an asterisk are deprecated and may be removed in future versions.

Hostess will perform a Write HOSTS. If a post-Write command has been defined, it will be run.
Hostess will disable the HOSTS file. If it is already disabled, nothing happens.
/en[able] *
Hostess will re-enable the HOSTS file. If the file is already enabled, nothing happens.
/i[mport]=filename *
Hostess will import the given file using the options saved when performing the last manual import. The options are used to specify a hosts (the default) or plain text format import file. If the option to create an import report is turned on, the report will be created but not shown. A Write HOSTS will not be automatically run after a command line import. If you want one done, add a /writehosts command as well.
/ex[port]=filename *
/a[llgroups]=filename *
Hostess will export its database to the specified file using the same options as the last manual export. The available options stand for a hosts (the default) or plain text format file, and the option to export all groups instead of the default group selection.
/r[egistry]=filename *
/p[laintext]=filename *
/u[ninstall]=filename *
/b[oth]=filename *
Creates a Restricted Zone registry file using the saved options. The mutually-exclusive options represent the desire to create a REGEDIT4 install (the default), uninstall, both, or plain text format file respectively.

Example: hostess /i=c:\temp\newhosts.txt /w

Remember to quote any filenames that contain spaces!

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