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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     hostname -- set or print name of current host system

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     hostname [-s] [name-of-host]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     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 network initialization script /etc/rc.network, normally run at boot
     time.  This script uses the hostname variable in /etc/rc.conf.


     -s    Trim off any domain information from the printed name.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     gethostname(3), rc.conf(5)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The hostname command appeared in 4.2BSD.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			April 28, 1995			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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