MACHINE-INFO(5)                                   MACHINE-INFO(5)

          machine-info - Local machine information file


          The /etc/machine-info file contains machine metadata.

          The basic file format of machine-info is a newline-separated
          list of environment-like shell-compatible variable
          assignments. It is possible to source the configuration from
          shell scripts, however, beyond mere variable assignments no
          shell features are supported, allowing applications to read
          the file without implementing a shell compatible execution

          /etc/machine-info contains metadata about the machine that
          is set by the user or administrator.

          Depending on the operating system other configuration files
          might be checked for machine information as well, however
          only as fallback.

          You may use hostnamectl(1) to change the settings of this
          file from the command line.

          The following machine metadata parameters may be set using

              A pretty human-readable UTF-8 machine identifier string.
              This should contain a name like "Lennart's Laptop" which
              is useful to present to the user and does not suffer by
              the syntax limitations of internet domain names. If
              possible, the internet hostname as configured in
              /etc/hostname should be kept similar to this one.
              Example: if this value is "Lennart's Computer" an
              Internet hostname of "lennarts-computer" might be a good
              choice. If this parameter is not set, an application
              should fall back to the Internet hostname for
              presentation purposes.

              An icon identifying this machine according to the
              m[blue]XDG Icon Naming Specificationm[][1]. If this
              parameter is not set, an application should fall back to
              "computer" or a similar icon name.

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              The chassis type. Currently, the following chassis types
              are defined: "desktop", "laptop", "convertible",
              "server", "tablet", "handset", "watch", and "embedded",
              as well as the special chassis types "vm" and
              "container" for virtualized systems that lack an
              immediate physical chassis. Note that many systems allow
              detection of the chassis type automatically (based on
              firmware information or suchlike). This setting (if set)
              shall take precedence over automatically detected
              information and is useful to override misdetected
              configuration or to manually configure the chassis type
              where automatic detection is not available.

              Describes the system deployment environment. One of the
              following is suggested: "development", "integration",
              "staging", "production".

              Describes the system location if applicable and known.
              Takes a human-friendly, free-form string. This may be as
              generic as "Berlin, Germany" or as specific as "Left
              Rack, 2nd Shelf".

              PRETTY_HOSTNAME="Lennart's Tablet"

          systemd(1), os-release(5), hostname(5), machine-id(5),
          hostnamectl(1), systemd-hostnamed.service(8)

           1. XDG Icon Naming Specification

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