hostname(1): hostname - set or print name of current host system

HOSTNAME(1) FreeBSD General Commands Manual HOSTNAME(1)

NAME

hostnameset or print name of current host system

SYNOPSIS

hostname [-fs] [name-of-host]

DESCRIPTION

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 initialization script /etc/rc.d/hostname, normally run at boot time. This script uses the hostname variable in /etc/rc.conf.
Options:
-f
Include domain information in the printed name. This is the default behavior.
-s
Trim off any domain information from the printed name.

HISTORY

The hostname command appeared in 4.2BSD.
December 7, 2006 FreeBSD 9.0


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