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How to change hostname in Linux

1) Edit file /etc/sysconfig/network using your favourite editor.
vi /etc/sysconfig/network

2) Look for HOSTNAME=xxxxxx

3) Change the xxxx to the name you wish to set for your computer. (

4) Save the file and restart the network service. (ex: type service network restart in your shell)

Done! You have just changed your hostname in Linux platform


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