Network-commands/hostname

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You might also see: host and /etc/hosts file

Description

Hostname command is used to view or define a host name and domain.

Usage

hostname  [-d] [--domain] [-F filename] [--file filename]
          [-f] [--fqdn] [-h] [--help] [--long] [-s] [--short] [-v] [--version]
          [name] dnsdomainname

Options

-a, --alias
Display the alias name of the host (if used).
-d, --domain
Display NIS domain name.
-F, --file filename
Reads host name from provided file (lines beginning with # are considered as comments).
-f, --fqdn, --long
Display Full Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). A FQDN is composed of short hostname and a DNS domain name. Excepted if bind or NIS is used for host lookup, you can change FQDN and DNS domain name (included in FQDN) in /etc/hosts file.
-h, --help
Display help and exit.
-i, --ip-address
Display the IP address(es) of the host.
-s, --short
Display short host name.
-v, --version
Display version information and exit.

Example

$ hostname
aldlin1
$ hostname --fqdn
aldlin1.aldeid.com

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