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.\"	From: @(#)hostname.1	8.1 (Berkeley) 5/31/93
.\" $FreeBSD: src/bin/domainname/domainname.1,v 1.19 2006/12/18 15:45:01 ru Exp $
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.Dd September 18, 1994
.Dt DOMAINNAME 1
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm domainname
.Nd set or print name of current YP/NIS domain
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm
.Op Ar ypdomain
.Sh DESCRIPTION
The
.Nm
utility prints the name of the current YP/NIS domain.
The super-user can
set the domain name by supplying an argument; this is usually done
at startup by specifying a domain name in the contents of the file
.Pa /etc/defaultdomain .
.Sh NOTES
The YP/NIS (formerly ``Yellow Pages'' but renamed for legal reasons)
domain name does not necessarily have anything to do with the Domain
Name System domain name, although they are often set equal for administrative
convenience.
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr getdomainname 3
.Sh HISTORY
The
.Nm
command appeared in
.Fx 1.1 ,
based on a similar command in
.Tn SunOS .