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- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Jack Tanner <ihok at hotmail dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 17:12:52 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: /bin/hostname
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Tue, 18 Mar 2003, Jack Tanner wrote:
> On Cygwin, /bin/hostname is part of sh-utils. On RedHat, it's part of
> net-utils and provides a much richer set of options. I discovered this the
> hard way, when RH8 `/bin/hostname -s` didn't work on cygwin. (On RH8, -s
> stands for short host name, e.g., the "host" of "host.example.com".) Is
> there any chance Cygwin might get a nicer hostname, or is this really
<http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PTC>. Simply submit a patch.
Or you could contribute (see <http://cygwin.com/setup.html>) and maintain
a net-utils package, which provides a better hostname, and synchronize
with the maintainer of the sh-utils package.
Or, of course, you could also wait until the maintainer of the sh-utils
package has some free time and is willing to bring hostname up to date...
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