Print system information, print information about the machine and operating system it is run on.
If no options are given, 'uname' acts as if the '-s' option were given.
Syntax uname [options]... Options -a --all Print all of the below information. -m --machine Print the machine (hardware) type. -n --nodename Print the machine's network node hostname. -p --processor Print the machine's processor type. -r --kernel-release Print the kernel release. -s --kernel-name Print the kernel name. -v --kernel-version Print the kernel version. -i --hardware-platform Print the hardware platform or "unknown". -o --operating-system Print the operating system.
If multiple options or '-a' are given, the selected information is printed in this order:
SYSNAME NODENAME RELEASE OSVERSION MACHINE
The full documentation for uname is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and uname programs are properly installed at your site, the command:
info coreutils aquname invocationaq should give you access to the complete manual.
The OSVERSION, at least, might be multiple words.
=> Linux hayley 1.0.4 #3 Thu May 12 18:06:34 1994 i486
“What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” ~ William Shakespeare
Related linux commands:
env - Display, set, or remove
groups - Print group names a user is in.
hostname - Print or set system name.
id -un - Print user and group id's.
logname - Print current login name.
ps - list processes.
tty - Print filename of terminal on stdin.
users - Print login names of users currently logged in.
who - Print who is currently logged in.
whoami - Print the current user id and name.
Equivalent Windows command: ECHO %USERNAME%