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From Gilbert Rebhan <>
Subject Re: env.COMPUTERNAME not working in linux
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2008 18:39:31 GMT

Samuel Monsarrat wrote:
>> Is COMPUTERNAME only for windows? Is there any workaround to print the
>> hostname(Linux)?
> Indeed yes COMPUTERNAME is a Windows standard env variable that does not
> exist on linux. env.xxxx is dangerous in a multi-os build system, as you
> are accessing the underlying operating system variables, you are
> therefore no longer platform independent.

<exec executable="hostname" outputproperty="computer.hostname"/>

will work on both, linux and windows

Regards, Gilbert

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