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.

RELATED INFORMATION

  Commands: hostid(1).

  Functions:  gethostname(2), sethostname(2).