setuname - change machine information
setuname [-s name] [-n node] [-t]
The setuname command is used to modify the value for system name
and/or the node name by using the appropriate option(s).
The setuname command attempts to change the parameter values in both
the running kernel and the system configuration to cross reboots. A
temporary change affects only the running kernel.
The setuname command supports the following options:
-s name Changes the system name (e.g., HP-UX) in the
sysname field of the utsname structure where name
is the new system name and consists of
alphanumeric characters and the special characters
dash, underbar, and dollar sign.
-n node Changes the name in the nodename field of the
utsname structure where node specifies the new
node name and consists of alphanumeric characters
and the special characters dash, underbar, and
-t Signifies a temporary change. The change will not
survive a reboot.
Either or both of the -s or -n options must be given when invoking
The size of the name and node is limited to UTSLEN-1 characters.
UTSLEN is defined in <<<<sys/utsname.h>>>>. Only users having appropriate
privileges can use this command.
To permanently change the system name to HP-UX and the node name to
the-node, issue the following command:
setuname -s HP-UX -n the-node
To temporarily change the system name to SYSTEM and the node name to
new-node, issue the following command:
setuname -s SYSTEM -n new-node -t
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