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hostname(1)							  hostname(1)



NAME

  hostname - Sets or displays the name of the current host system

SYNOPSIS

  hostname [-s]	[new_name]

DESCRIPTION

  The hostname command sets or displays	the name of the	current	host system.
  If you use the -s option, the	short form of the host name is displayed.
  Only the superuser can set the hostname.

EXAMPLES

   1.  To display the short form of the	local host name, enter:
	    $ hostname -s
	    host1

   2.  To change the name of the local host, enter:
	    # hostname west



FILES

  /etc/hosts
      Defines the Interface Program name and address of	the local host.

SEE ALSO

  Commands:  hostid(1)

  Functions:  gethostname(2), sethostname(2)