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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     uname - print operating system name

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     uname [-amnprsv]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The uname utility writes symbols representing  one  or  more
system characteristics
 to the standard output.

     The options are as follows:

     -a       Behave  as  though  all  of the options -mnrsv were

     -m      Print the machine hardware name.

     -n      Print the nodename (the nodename may be a name  that
the system is
             known by to a communications network).

     -p      Print the processor type in more detail.

     -r      Print the operating system release.

     -s      Print the operating system name.

     -v      Print the operating system version.

     If no options are specified, uname prints the operating system name as if
     the -s option had been specified.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     hostname(1), machine(1), uname(3)

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The  uname  utility  conforms  to   IEEE   Std   1003.2-1992

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The uname command appeared in 4.4BSD.

OpenBSD      3.6                         January     26,     1994
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