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Linux uname command - Find Linux system information
Submitted by jinlusuh on Sat, 11/01/2008 - 10:13
Linux uname command is used to print information about Linux system. It is a simple command and you'll not use it everyday. However, uname command is useful when you need to know information about a new system or when you are doing routine maintenance for your Linux system.
Below are some information from the uname manual page:
Linux uname examples
Example 1 - Use Linux uname command with no option:
The uname command with no option prints operating system name.
Example 2 - Linux uname command with -r option:
The uname command with -r option prints the kernel release.
Example 3 - Linux uname command with -v option:
The uname command with -v option prints the kernel version.
Example 4 - Linux uname command with -p option:
The uname command with -p option prints the processor type.
Example 5 - Linux uname command with -a option:
The uname command with -a option prints the kernel name, network node, kernel release, kernel version, machine hardware name, processor type, hardware platform and operating system.
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