PROLOG | NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ERRORS | EXAMPLES | APPLICATION USAGE | RATIONALE | FUTURE DIRECTIONS | SEE ALSO | COPYRIGHT

GETHOSTNAME(3P)           POSIX Programmer's Manual          GETHOSTNAME(3P)

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       This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual.  The Linux
       implementation of this interface may differ (consult the
       corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or
       the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

NAME         top

       gethostname — get name of current host

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <unistd.h>

       int gethostname(char *name, size_t namelen);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The gethostname() function shall return the standard host name for
       the current machine.  The namelen argument shall specify the size of
       the array pointed to by the name argument. The returned name shall be
       null-terminated, except that if namelen is an insufficient length to
       hold the host name, then the returned name shall be truncated and it
       is unspecified whether the returned name is null-terminated.

       Host names are limited to {HOST_NAME_MAX} bytes.

RETURN VALUE         top

       Upon successful completion, 0 shall be returned; otherwise, −1 shall
       be returned.

ERRORS         top

       No errors are defined.

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES         top

       None.

APPLICATION USAGE         top

       None.

RATIONALE         top

       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS         top

       None.

SEE ALSO         top

       gethostid(3p), uname(3p)

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, unistd.h(0p)

COPYRIGHT         top

       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information
       Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open
       Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the
       Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open
       Group.  (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1
       applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this version and
       the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and
       The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original
       Standard can be obtained online at http://www.unix.org/online.html .

       Any typographical or formatting errors that appear in this page are
       most likely to have been introduced during the conversion of the
       source files to man page format. To report such errors, see
       https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/reporting_bugs.html .

IEEE/The Open Group                 2013                     GETHOSTNAME(3P)