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perl script to find the host name

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I am using following code to find the hostname/dns name of a linux server.


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  1. (grep {chomp;} system ('hostname -s'))[0];
And the name of the server gets printed as XXX. And I am trying assign this value to $host as below. But it is not working and $host name is null. How do I assign XXX to $host.

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  1. $host =(grep {chomp;} system ('hostname -s'))[0];
  2. print "The host name is $host \n";
Please let me know. Thanks.
Aug 4 '08 #1
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eWish
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perlfaq9

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  1. use Net::Domain qw(hostname hostfqdn hostdomain);
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  3. my $host = hostname();
  4. print "The host name is $host \n";
--Kevin
Aug 4 '08 #2

P: 89
Thank you so much and it worked.
Aug 4 '08 #3

P: 7
Also you can try as,

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  1. use Sys::Hostname;
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  3. my  $host = hostname;
Aug 6 '08 #4

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