Perl endhostent Function

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Description

This function tells the system you no longer expect to read entries from the hosts file using gethostent.

Syntax

Following is the simple syntax for this function:

endhostent

Return Value

This function does not return any value.

Example

Following is the example code showing its basic usage:

#!/usr/bin/perl

while( ($name, $aliases, $addrtype, $length, @addrs) = gethostent() ){
   print "Name  = $name\n";
   print "Aliases  = $aliases\n";
   print "Addr Type  = $addrtype\n";
   print "Length  = $length\n";
   print "Addrs  = @addrs\n";
}

sethostent(1);

while( ($name, $aliases, $addrtype, $length, @addrs) = gethostent() ){
   print "Name  = $name\n";
   print "Aliases  = $aliases\n";
   print "Addr Type  = $addrtype\n";
   print "Length  = $length\n";
   print "Addrs  = @addrs\n";
}

endhostent();  # Closes the database;

When above code is executed, it produced following result:

Name  = ip-50-62-147-141.ip.secureserver.net
Aliases  = ip-50-62-147-141 localhost.secureserver.net localhost.localdomain localhost
Addr Type  = 2
Length  = 4
Addrs  = 
Name  = ip-50-62-147-141.ip.secureserver.net
Aliases  = ip-50-62-147-141 localhost.secureserver.net localhost.localdomain localhost
Addr Type  = 2
Length  = 4
Addrs  = 


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