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print the numeric identifier for the current host


hostid [OPTION]

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Print the numeric identifier (in hexadecimal) for the current host.


display this help and exit


output version information and exit


Copyright © 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

reporting bugs

Report hostid bugs to bug-coreutils[:at:]gnu[:dot:]org
GNU coreutils home page: <>
General help using GNU software: <>
Report hostid translation bugs to <>

see also


The full documentation for hostid is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and hostid programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info coreutils 'hostid invocation'

should give you access to the complete manual.


Written by Jim Meyering.

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