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Source   Latest Release: perl5.005_04

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 syscall(SYS_gethostname), `hostname`, `uname -n`, and the file /com/host. If all that fails it croaks.

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

AUTHOR ^

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

Texas Instruments

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