Display the host name portion of the full computer name of the computer.



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The hostname command is only available if the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is installed as a network component.

The computer hostname is usually (but not always) the same as the %COMPUTERNAME% variable.

When called with any argument other than /? hostname sets errorlevel to 1 and prints an error message.

If the environment variable _CLUSTER_NETWORK_NAME_ exists and is populated, then HOSTNAME will return the value of that variable in place of the true Hostname.


Display the system hostname:

C:\> hostname

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Related commands

echo %computername%
Equivalent PowerShell cmdlet: $env:COMPUTERNAME
Equivalent bash command: hostname

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