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hostname(1) [netbsd man page]

HOSTNAME(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 					       HOSTNAME(1)

hostname -- set or print name of current host system SYNOPSIS
hostname [-s] [name-of-host] DESCRIPTION
hostname prints the name of the current host. The super-user can set the host name by supplying an argument; this is usually done in the network initialization script /etc/rc.d/network, normally run at boot time. Options: -s Trims off any domain information from the printed name. SEE ALSO
domainname(1), gethostname(3), sethostname(3) HISTORY
The hostname utility appeared in 4.2BSD. BSD
April 28, 1995 BSD

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HOSTNAME(5)							   /etc/hostname						       HOSTNAME(5)

hostname - Local host name configuration file SYNOPSIS
/etc/hostname DESCRIPTION
The /etc/hostname file configures the name of the local system that is set during boot, with the sethostname(2) system call. It should contain a single newline-terminated host name string. The host name may be a free-form string up to 64 characters in length, however it is recommended that it consists only of 7bit ASCII lower-case characters and no spaces or dots, and limits itself to the format allowed for DNS domain name labels, even though this is not a strict requirement. Depending on the operating system other configuration files might be checked for configuration of the host name as well, however only as fallback. HISTORY
The simple configuration file format of /etc/hostname originates from Debian GNU/Linux. SEE ALSO
systemd(1), sethostname(2), hostname(1), hostname(7), machine-id(5), machine-info(5) AUTHOR
Lennart Poettering <> Developer systemd 10/07/2013 HOSTNAME(5)
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