Mon Oct 11 14:28:00 GMT 2010
On 10/09/2010 12:15 AM, Hans JÃ¸rgen Aagaard Jensen wrote:
> "hostname" in cygwin does not accept the normal unix/linux options as "-f", "-d", etc.
That's correct - cygwin's hostname(1) comes from coreutils, which does
not support all the options that some other hostname(1) implementations
> We are using "hostname -f" when compiling our quantum chemistry package Dirac,
Which is inherently non-portable - you'll have to update your package to
be prepared for the fact that -f might not work on all systems.
> I would therefore appreciate if someone would implement at least the "-f" option of the hostname command,
If you want it in coreutils, then propose it upstream to the
bug-coreutils AT gnu DOT org list. Otherwise, if you are proposing that
the cygwin distro use a different hostname(1) implementation than what
is provided by coreutils, then please propose a new package for that
implementation, and coordinate on cygwin-apps about transitioning
hostname from coreutils over to the new package.
> PS. the builtin hostname in bash just ignore options. I am referring to /bin/hostname.exe.
Bash does not have a builtin hostname. When you type hostname in bash,
you ARE using /bin/hostname, which is currently from coreutils.
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