uname

get name and information about current kernel

TLDR

Print hardware-related information: machine and processor

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

$ uname -srv
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Print the nodename (hostname) of the system

$ uname -n
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Print all available system information (hardware, software, nodename)

$ uname -a
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SYNOPSIS

uname [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION

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

--help

display this help and exit

--version

output version information and exit

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report any translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

arch(1), uname(2) Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/uname> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) uname invocation'

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.

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