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How to get the Unix machine name in a shell script?

Posted on 2011-09-26
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Hi,
I have shell (tcsh) script and I would like to get the name of the machine that I run this script and assign it to a variable.

How can I do it?

Thanks,
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uname -n

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You can also do 'hostname', but that is potentially dangerous since anything you accidentally put after 'hostname' will change the hostname of your machine.

Real world example:
Old Solaris machine running some productions DB's
Instead of 'sudo -s' they ran messed up and typed 'hostname -s' and hosed the system ;)
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set variable=`uname -n`

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It should already be in the variables...

${HOST}
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