Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (3P)
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--- get name of current host
int gethostname(char *name, size_t namelen);
function shall return the standard host name for the current machine.
argument shall specify the size of the array pointed to by the
argument. The returned name shall be null-terminated, except that if
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
Host names are limited to
Upon successful completion, 0 shall be returned; otherwise, -1 shall
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
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
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(This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the
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