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HOSTNAMECTL(1)				   hostnamectl				   HOSTNAMECTL(1)

NAME
       hostnamectl - Control the system hostname

SYNOPSIS
       hostnamectl [OPTIONS...] {COMMAND}

DESCRIPTION
       hostnamectl may be used to query and change the system hostname and related settings.

       This tool distinguishes three different hostnames: the high-level "pretty" hostname which
       might include all kinds of special characters (e.g. "Lennart's Laptop"), the static
       hostname which is used to initialize the kernel hostname at boot (e.g. "lennarts-laptop"),
       and the transient hostname which might be assigned temporarily due to network
       configuration and might revert back to the static hostname if network connectivity is lost
       and is only temporarily written to the kernel hostname (e.g. "dhcp-47-11").

       Note that the pretty hostname has little restrictions on the characters used, while the
       static and transient hostnames are limited to the usually accepted characters of Internet
       domain names.

       The static hostname is stored in /etc/hostname, see hostname(5) for more information. The
       pretty hostname, chassis type, and icon name are stored in /etc/machine-info, see machine-
       id(5).

OPTIONS
       The following options are understood:

       -h, --help
	   Prints a short help text and exits.

       --version
	   Prints a short version string and exits.

       --no-ask-password
	   Do not query the user for authentication for privileged operations.

       -P, --privileged
	   Acquire privileges via PolicyKit before executing the operation.

       -H, --host
	   Execute the operation remotely. Specify a hostname, or username and hostname separated
	   by "@", to connect to. This will use SSH to talk to a remote system.

       --static, --transient, --pretty
	   If status is used (or no explicit command is given) and one of those fields is given,
	   hostnamectl will print out just this selected hostname.

	   If used with set-hostname, only the selected hostname(s) will be updated. When more
	   than one of those options is used, all the specified hostnames will be updated.

       The following commands are understood:

       status
	   Show current system hostname and related information.

       set-hostname [NAME]
	   Set the system hostname. By default, this will alter the pretty, the static, and the
	   transient hostname alike; however, if one or more of --static, --transient, --pretty
	   are used, only the selected hostnames are changed. If the pretty hostname is being
	   set, and static or transient are being set as well, the specified hostname will be
	   simplified in regards to the character set used before the latter are updated. This is
	   done by replacing spaces with "-" and removing special characters. This ensures that
	   the pretty and the static hostname are always closely related while still following
	   the validity rules of the specific name. This simplification of the hostname string is
	   not done if only the transient and/or static host names are set, and the pretty host
	   name is left untouched. Pass the empty string "" as the hostname to reset the selected
	   hostnames to their default (usually "localhost").

       set-icon-name [NAME]
	   Set the system icon name. The icon name is used by some graphical applications to
	   visualize this host. The icon name should follow the Icon Naming Specification[1].
	   Pass an empty string to this operation to reset the icon name to the default value,
	   which is determined from chassis type (see below) and possibly other parameters.

       set-chassis [TYPE]
	   Set the chassis type. The chassis type is used by some graphical applications to
	   visualize the host or alter user interaction. Currently, the following chassis types
	   are defined: "desktop", "laptop", "server", "tablet", "handset", as well as the
	   special chassis types "vm" and "container" for virtualized systems that lack an
	   immediate physical chassis. Pass an empty string to this operation to reset the
	   chassis type to the default value which is determined from the firmware and possibly
	   other parameters.

EXIT STATUS
       On success, 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

SEE ALSO
       systemd(1), hostname(1), hostname(5), machine-info(5), systemctl(1), systemd-
       hostnamed.service(8)

NOTES
	1. Icon Naming Specification
	   http://standards.freedesktop.org/icon-naming-spec/icon-naming-spec-latest.html

systemd 208									   HOSTNAMECTL(1)
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