hostname 1.0.0



SELECT hostname();


This library contains a single PostgreSQL function, hostname(), which returns the PostgreSQL server host name. The function uses gethostname() to get the host name. If it fails, NULL will be returned. If you need it not to return NULL, use COALESCE():



David E. Wheeler, based on code posted to the PostgreSQL Wiki by "Brick", and with many thanks to Sean Chittenden for C implementation advice and constructive criticism.

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Copyright (c) 2013 David E. Wheeler.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the PostgreSQL License.

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