File: coreutils.info, Node: hostname invocation, Next: hostid invocation, Prev: uname invocation, Up: System context 21.5 `hostname': Print or set system name ========================================= With no arguments, `hostname' prints the name of the current host system. With one argument, it sets the current host name to the specified string. You must have appropriate privileges to set the host name. Synopsis: hostname [NAME] The only options are `--help' and `--version'. *Note Common options::. An exit status of zero indicates success, and a nonzero value indicates failure.