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Old 12-24-2013
How do I know my user@hostname ?

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Old 12-24-2013
echo "$(whoami)@$(hostname)"

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Old 12-24-2013
I'm always advising for using uname -n instead of hostname.uname -n won't change the system's hostname if you pass it one argument too many by mistake.
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Old 12-24-2013
Originally Posted by bartus11
I'm always advising for using uname -n instead of hostname.uname -n won't change the system's hostname if you pass it one argument too many by mistake.
I have changed the hostname this way more times than I care to admit. Smilie
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Old 12-25-2013

I am a true Unix dummy so try and be patient here.

I log onto remote computers via PuTTY on my Windows 8.1 laptop. Transferring files between remote computers is not a problem for me. However, I need to transfer a file from a remote computer to the desktop of my laptop.

When I log into PuTTY it automatically connects me to one of my remote computers at school. What I am trying to figure out is the address of my laptop so I can use sftp or scp to transfer files. Is it just my IP address, if so how do I find it?

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Old 12-25-2013
So which IP address do you need - laptop or remote *nix?
On windows pre 8, ipconfig /all listed all devices with their configuration (for W8 it might work as well, I can't tell for sure).
ON *nix, try ifconfig.
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Old 12-28-2013
I am looking for the address for my laptop.

Am I correct in saying that if I find the IP address of my laptop I can simply:

ssh "IP address" and that will connect me?
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