gethostid man page

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gethostid — get an identifier for the current host

Synopsis

#include <unistd.h>

long gethostid(void);

Description

The gethostid() function shall retrieve a 32-bit identifier for the current host.

Return Value

Upon successful completion, gethostid() shall return an identifier for the current host.

Errors

No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.

Application Usage

This volume of POSIX.1‐2008 does not define the domain in which the return value is unique.

See Also

initstate()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <unistd.h>

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