In unix (solaris) is there any command where i can get hostname & domain name together??

ex. hostname -> servername domainname -> us.xyz.com

i need it output as : servername.us.xyz.com

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Try this

echo `uname -n`.`awk '/^domain/ {print $2}' /etc/resolv.conf`

The command hostname should return a FQDN assuming that it's configured correctly in /etc/nodename.


hostname should return this, if it doesn't, you probably set it up wrong.
Try combining it with domainname in that case.

  • This assumes he is using NIS and assumes his NIS domain name is the same as his DNS domain name.
    – Nicholas
    May 9, 2012 at 16:53

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