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I am trying to use this script to accomplish:
vi /etc/sysconfig/network
vi /etc/hosts
service network restart

It fails on line 21

#!/usr/bin/env bash
      
OLD_HOSTNAME="$( hostname )"
NEW_HOSTNAME="$1"
 
if [ -z "$NEW_HOSTNAME" ]; then
echo -n "Please enter new hostname: "
read NEW_HOSTNAME < /dev/tty
fi
 
if [ -z "$NEW_HOSTNAME" ]; then
echo "Error: no hostname entered. Exiting."
exit 1
fi
 
echo "Changing hostname from "$OLD_HOSTNAME" to "$NEW_HOSTNAME..."
 
hostname "$NEW_HOSTNAME"
sed -i "s/HOSTNAME=.*/HOSTNAME=$NEW_HOSTNAME/g" /etc/sysconfig/network
echo -e "$( hostname -I | awk '{ print $1 }' )\t$NEW_HOSTNAME" >> /etc/hosts
echo "Done."::q
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Question by:Peter Kuczynski
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 2000 total points
ID: 39919142
Try this:

#!/bin/bash
	 
OLD_HOSTNAME="$(hostname)"
NEW_HOSTNAME="$1"
 
if [ -z "${NEW_HOSTNAME}" ]; then
echo -n "Please enter new hostname: "
read NEW_HOSTNAME
fi
 
if [ -z "${NEW_HOSTNAME}" ]; then
echo "Error: no hostname entered. Exiting."
exit 1
fi
 
echo "Changing hostname from ${OLD_HOSTNAME} to ${NEW_HOSTNAME}"
 
hostname "${NEW_HOSTNAME}"
sed -i "s/HOSTNAME=.*/HOSTNAME=${NEW_HOSTNAME}/" /etc/sysconfig/network
echo -e "$(hostname -I | awk '{ print $1 }')\t${NEW_HOSTNAME}" >> /etc/hosts
echo "Done."

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by:gheist
ID: 39919176
Kind of why go so complex?
echo HOSTNAME=$new_hostname >> /etc/sysconfig/network
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by:Peter Kuczynski
ID: 39919319
Thank you all around!
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