Linux Command Library


print system information

- Print hardware-related information: machine and processor:
uname -mp

- Print software-related information: operating system, release number, and version:
uname -srv

- Print the nodename (hostname) of the system:
uname -n

- Print all available system information (hardware, software, nodename):
uname -a

uname [,OPTION/]...

Print certain system information. With no OPTION, same as -s.

-a, --all
print all information, in the following order, except omit -p and -i if unknown:
-s, --kernel-name
print the kernel name
-n, --nodename
print the network node hostname
-r, --kernel-release
print the kernel release
-v, --kernel-version
print the kernel version
-m, --machine
print the machine hardware name
-p, --processor
print the processor type (non-portable)
-i, --hardware-platform
print the hardware platform (non-portable)
-o, --operating-system
print the operating system
display this help and exit
output version information and exit

Written by David MacKenzie.

GNU coreutils online help: <> Report uname translation bugs to <>

Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

arch(1), uname(2)

Full documentation at: <> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) uname invocation'

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