This article gives a step-by-step guide on how to amend a hostname without rebooting the system.

The system will revert back to the original host immediately when it is rebooted.


  1. The basic syntax of the command is:
    hostname [new_host_name]
  2. After the hostname command has been entered insert the new hostname:
    hostname WHUK
  3. To ensure the hostname has been correctly set run the command below followed by the enter key.
  4. The updated host name will appear in the output .

This process will allow you to amend a hostname without having to reboot the system (Always bear in mind that once the system is rebooted this will revert back to the original host name).

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