viewname(1) set set viewname


viewname [-p] [-q] [ newname ]


This command is used to either set or display the current view name. When called without any argument, the program displays the current view. When called with one argument the command sets the view name.


create a string for the shell "prompt" message. The program displays a string composed by the hostname, server id and view id, when a specific name has not been set.
quiet mode. The program does not display any error.


View-OS is a project of the Computer Science Department, University of Bologna. Project Leader: Renzo Davoli.

Howto's and further information can be found on the project wiki <>.