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Re: `hostname -s`

by keszler (Priest)
on Nov 28, 2011 at 19:47 UTC ( #940454=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to `hostname -s`

$HOSTNAME = `hostname -s`;

$HOSTNAME includes "\n". Chomp it.

Update: Here's a way to see what's happening:

prompt$ perl -e '$HOSTNAME = `hostname -s`; print $HOSTNAME;' | od -c

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Re^2: `hostname -s`
by joeymac (Acolyte) on Nov 28, 2011 at 20:12 UTC

    Ah! Yes of course! I tried out the update you included. That is interesting that it includes the "\n". I fixed the code

    chomp($HOSTNAME = `hostname -s`);

    and it works great now! Tried it on all three servers and it was successful. I'm going now to relay the fix to my coworker. Thanks for your help!


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