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+.TH "GETHOSTIP" "1"
+.SH "NAME"
+gethostip \(em convert an IP address into various formats
+.SH "SYNOPSIS"
+.PP
+\fBgethostip\fR [\fB-dxnf\fP] [\fB\fIHOSTNAME|IP\fR\fP]
+.SH "DESCRIPTION"
+.PP
+This manual page documents briefly the
+\fBgethostip\fR command.
+.PP
+The \fBgethostip\fR utility converts the given hostname or
+IP address into a variety formats. It is provided by the syslinux
+package to make it easier to calculate the appropriate names for
+pxelinux configuration files. These filenames can be the complete
+hexadecimal representation for a given IP address, or a partial
+hexadecimal representation to match a range of IP addresses.
+
+.SH "OPTIONS"
+.PP
+A summary of options is included below.
+.IP "\fB-d\fP" 10
+Output the IP address in decimal format.
+.IP "\fB-x\fP" 10
+Output the IP address in hexadecimal format.
+.IP "\fB-n\fP" 10
+Output the host's canonical name.
+.IP "\fB-f\fP" 10
+Full output. Outputs the IP address in all supported formats.
+Same as \fB-xdn\fP.
+
+.SH "SEE ALSO"
+.PP
+\fBsyslinux\fR(1)
+
+.PP
+More details can be found in the pxelinux documentation, which
+can be found in
+\fB/usr/share/doc/syslinux/pxelinux.doc.gz\fP on
+\fBDebian GNU/Linux\fP systems.
+
+.SH "AUTHOR"
+.PP
+This manual page was compiled by dann frazier <dannf@debian.org> for
+the \fBDebian GNU/Linux\fP system (but may be used by others).