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How to rename a file with CMD including the hostname?

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Using Batch I want to rename a file as follows

System.txt -> rename to -> system_server1.txt
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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Very simple if by hostname you mean computer name:
Ren "system.txt" "%computername%_system.txt"
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by:Lee W, MVP
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If you mean hostname (which in generally rare circumstances COULD be different from the computer name) then it's SLIGHTLY more complicated:
for /f %%a in ('hostname') do set Hostname=%%a
ren "system.txt" "%hostname%_system.txt"
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Nice Thanks for your prompt response!!
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