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README.md

chname

Run command or interactive shell with a new system hostname

SYNOPSIS

chname hostname [command ...]

DESCRIPTION

Create a new utsname namespace with a new system hostname and execute command. This is particularly useful for creating a chroot that has a hostname independent of the rest of the system.

This capability requires Linux 2.6.19 or later with CONFIG_UTS_NS=y.

EXAMPLE

chname newname chroot /chroot/dir /bin/bash

AUTHOR

Written by Michael Marineau.

https://github.com/marineam/chname

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