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Re: WORKAROUND Re: Cannot change hostname permanently

Brad Rogers(brad@fineby.me.uk) is reported to have said:
> On Mon, 02 Oct 2006 14:53:04 +0100
> Chris Lale <chrislale@untrammelled.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello Chris,
> > I still cannot work out how hostname is remembering a name ("earth") 
> > that it has not saved in /etc/hostname (which still contains
> > "desktop"). hostname --fqdn is also confused and cannot find a host!
> You seem to be under the impression that the command hostname writes to
> the file /etc/hostname.  AIUI, that is *not* the case.  You'll have to
> alter the file in a text editor.
Linux Programmer's Manual

       hostname - show or set the system's host name


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