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Re: Getting hostname

On 04-May-03, 17:28 (CDT), Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> wrote: 
>   host | awk '/Name:/||/domain name pointer/{print$NF;exit}'

Oh, much better than mine.

> I rather like the 'dig' solutions posted by others.  I really just
> posted this because I wanted to share the simple awk solution.  But
> now I am thinking seriously of converting to the dig solution myself. :-)

Dig only works with DNS. The host solution works with /etc/hosts and
(probably) NIS. Depending on the application, this may be an issue.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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