[Lazarus] Finding out the Hostname of the Computer.

Malcolm Poole malcolm at lingua-z.co.uk
Fri Nov 28 22:31:05 CET 2008

AleŇ° Katona wrote:
> If you want the value of $HOSTNAME, use unit SysUtils and GetEnvironmentVariable('HOSTNAME');
Hmm. This was the first thing that I tried. For some reason I get an 
empty string on my system (Ubuntu Gutsy). That's why I dug around and 
found the GetHostName function.

Any idea why GetEnvironmentVariable('HOSTNAME') doesn't work for me? 
'echo $HOSTNAME' on the commandline works as expected.


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