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Obtaining computer name

Obtaining computer name

Obtaining computer name

I have been able to obtain the user name in my computer with:
set use $tcl_platform(user)
But, I don't see a similar way to obtain the name of the running computer.
Is there some method to get the name of the computer?

RE: Obtaining computer name

In windows the computer name is stored in a variable %computername%

In linux the command "hostname" returns the computer name.


RE: Obtaining computer name

Yes, try to obtain the computername from system environment:


# list all evironment variables
foreach key [lsort [array names env]] {
  puts "$key = $env($key)"

puts "***********************"

# on Windows there is variable COMPUTERNAME
set computer_name $env(COMPUTERNAME)
puts "computername = '$computer_name'"

# check if variable exists then print it
set var_name {COMPUTERNAME}
if {[info exists env($var_name)]} {
  set var_value $env($var_name)
  puts "variable $var_name found: '$var_value'"
} else {
  puts "variable $var_name was not found !"


C:\Users\Work>tclsh envir.tcl
windir = %SystemRoot%
computername = 'DANKA-PC'
variable COMPUTERNAME found: 'DANKA-PC'

RE: Obtaining computer name

That's great. Just what I was looking for.
Thanks a lot.

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