?
Solved

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

Posted on 2011-09-26
3
Medium Priority
?
465 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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,
0
Comment
Question by:Tolgar
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 21

Assisted Solution

by:Papertrip
Papertrip earned 1080 total points
ID: 36673379
uname -n

Open in new window


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 ;)
0
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
Tintin earned 920 total points
ID: 36686442
set variable=`uname -n`

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Anacreo
ID: 36712106
It should already be in the variables...

${HOST}
0

Featured Post

Use Filtering Commands to Process Files in Linux

Learn how to manipulate data with the help of various filtering commands such as `cat`, `fmt`, `pr`, and others in Linux.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Linux users are sometimes dumbfounded by the severe lack of documentation on a topic. Sometimes, the documentation is copious, but other times, you end up with some obscure "it varies depending on your distribution" over and over when searching for …
Google Drive is extremely cheap offsite storage, and it's even possible to get extra storage for free for two years.  You can use the free account 15GB, and if you have an Android device..when you install Google Drive for the first time it will give…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month15 days, 14 hours left to enroll

741 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question