Get the host from where you logged in

who -m | sed 's/.*(\(.*\)).*/\1/'
Will print the host associated with the current stdin. This is useful to set the DOIT_SERVER for the doit remote execution agent ( http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/doit/ ) export DOIT_HOST=$(who -m | sed 's/.*(\(.*\)).*/\1/') Note that SSH_CLIENT variable can be lost if you use su or sudo (if set to reset vars)
Sample Output
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By: keymon
2011-09-22 10:28:30

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Correct the web link in your command description, it includes the ending parenthesis and brings you to a 404 page.
ztank1013 · 351 weeks and 4 days ago
@bashrc: It is not duplicated. You could read the description at least: "Note that SSH_CLIENT variable can be lost if you use su or sudo (if set to reset vars)"
keymon · 350 weeks ago

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