Sys::Hostname

Section: Perl Programmers Reference Guide (3pm)
Updated: 2001-09-21
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NAME

Sys::Hostname - Try every conceivable way to get hostname  

SYNOPSIS

    use Sys::Hostname;
    $host = hostname;

 

DESCRIPTION

Attempts several methods of getting the system hostname and then caches the result. It tries the first available of the C library's gethostname(), `$Config{aphostname}`, uname(2), "syscall(SYS_gethostname)", `hostname`, `uname -n`, and the file /com/host. If all that fails it "croak"s.

All NULs, returns, and newlines are removed from the result.  

AUTHOR

David Sundstrom <sunds@asictest.sc.ti.com>

Texas Instruments

XS code added by Greg Bacon <gbacon@cs.uah.edu>


 

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