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This was what irked me personally about Linux. I am a BSD fan and went the BSD direction because there was essentially one popular distro (FreeBSD) and at the system level they all worked the same way.

It was bizarre to me that a few years ago even changing your host name at the command line was different between the various Linux distros.




> even changing your host name at the command line was different between the various Linux distros

That was one of the things that the systemd people set out to remedy, in fact. Now, you run a Desktop Bus client that talks to a system-wide Desktop Bus server using a Desktop Bus protocol.

* https://freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/hostnamectl.htm...

* https://freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-hostnam...

* https://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/hostnamed/




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