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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

hostname

Synopsis

hostname [option] [nameofhost]

Sets or prints name of current host system. A privileged user can temporarily set the hostname with the nameofhost argument. Edit /etc/hostconfig to make a permanent change.

Option

-s

Trim domain information from the printed name.

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