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Manual Reference Pages  -  HOSTNAME (1)

NAME

hostname - set or print name of current host system

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Synopsis
Description
See Also
History

SYNOPSIS

hostname [-fs] [name-of-host]

DESCRIPTION

The hostname utility prints the name of the current host. The super-user can set the hostname by supplying an argument; this is usually done in the initialization script /etc/rc.d/hostname, normally run at boot time. This script uses the hostname variable in /etc/rc.conf.

Options:
-f Include domain information in the printed name. This is the default behavior.
-s Trim off any domain information from the printed name.

SEE ALSO

gethostname(3), rc.conf(5)

HISTORY

The hostname command appeared in BSD 4.2 .
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