HOSTNAME(1) BSD General Commands Manual HOSTNAME(1)NAME
hostname -- set or print name of current host system
hostname [-s] [name-of-host]
The hostname utility prints the name of the current host. The super-user can set the hostname by supplying an argument.
-s Trim off any domain information from the printed name.
SEE ALSO gethostname(3)HISTORY
The hostname command appeared in 4.2BSD.
BSD April 28, 1995 BSD
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hostname - Local hostname configuration file
The /etc/hostname file configures the name of the local system that is set during boot using the sethostname(2) system call. It should
contain a single newline-terminated hostname string. The hostname may be a free-form string up to 64 characters in length; however, it is
recommended that it consists only of 7-bit 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 hostname as well, however only as
You may use hostnamectl(1) to change the value of this file from the command line.
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), hostnamectl(1), systemd-hostnamed.service(8)systemd 208HOSTNAME(5)
I am wondering if by logging in to a unix system, if it is possible to get the IP address of the machine I am connecting FROM.
I know how I can do this using the name server, but is this possible without a host lookup?:confused:
-ghoti (15 Replies)
in many of the linux machines i have tried this but the result is the same everywhere.
if there are double letters in a hostname then that is displayed as single letter.
e.g. if hostname is set to nepttune then login into the shell will display :
$ hostname... (15 Replies)
We have a code to find the DNS entry of a host that has a trailing '-' in its url (format example: mysite-.watch.com):
But when remove the '-' from the host name the code does not return... (12 Replies)
I am running Solaris 2.6 Server on a Sparc 10 and I was wondering how I can manually specify a DNS server to resolve hostnames. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
And also I have created a file in the /etc dir named defaultrouter and added th IP address of my router, but when I ping another... (15 Replies)
I'm working on a rather large script atm (it already takes 9 arguments). As such, I need to obtain both a server name and domain from the FQDN. From this, I want to both populate the hostname of the server, as well as the domain line in the /etc/resolv.conf file.
Obviously, this isn't working. I... (10 Replies)
I've got a puzzler here but it might be quick solution for some of you.
I'm trying to add a second IP address to a network adapter on a Solaris 10 box. I've created a hostname.bge0:1 file and put in the new name, e.g. new.mycom.com. I've added the new IP and the name to hosts. I've... (12 Replies)
I am writing a script and need to get the hostname of the remote server in order to zip that file... the syntax in which the file is named is "hostname.html."
This is the line I am trying to use
ssh $host "/bin/gzip /tmp/`hostname`.html" >> $PATH_TMP/Linux_cfg2html.log
but whenever I run it... (26 Replies)
iam having file with below lines of text
how to extract the host name and store in a variable and to print output using awk command
output will be
Tnx in advance. (13 Replies)
Please i have to get hostname of an ip address (172.16.68.4). so i have used the command 'host'
host $ipaddr >> iptohostname.txt
Here is my file: iptohostname.txt
18.104.22.168.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer g-4.xxx.yyyy.zz.
22.214.171.124.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer... (11 Replies)
I have vmware on my windows PC ( hostname : acer ).
vmware has RHEL 7 ( hostname : rhel7 ) installed recently.
RHEL IP configuration
IP : 192.168.5.128
Netmask : 255.255.255.0
ssh to rhel7 works from acer using putty
host... (12 Replies)
Dear all experts,
I would like to know where can I find the hostname located as when I receive the syslog, I can only see as below : (showing in localhost instead of the hostname)
Feb 6 15:31:31 localhost syslog:info syslogd: restart
Feb 6 15:31:50 localhost syslog:info syslogd: restart
Feb... (13 Replies)