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hostid shows the numeric ID of the current host.

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Not all distributions provide this command, but most (all?) of the ones that do incorporate this from the GNU Coreutils: and use its man page

Related Commands

All of these relate to system-wide information.

  • date - set or show the time.
  • arch - show CPU hardware details.
  • nproc - Show the number of cores.
  • uname - Show host and kernel information.
  • hostname - Set or show the host's name.
  • uptime - Show system uptime and recent load averages.

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