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UNAME(1)										 UNAME(1)

NAME
       uname - display information about the system

SYNOPSIS
       uname [-amnrsv]

DESCRIPTION
       The  uname command writes the name of the operating system implementation to standard out-
       put.  When options are specified, strings representing one or more system  characteristics
       are written to standard output.

       The options are as follows:

       -a	 Behave as though the options -m, -n, -r , -s, and -v were specified.

       -m	 Write the type of the current hardware platform to standard output.

       -n	 Write the name of the system to standard output.

       -r	 Write the current release level of the operating system to standard output.

       -s	 Write the name of the operating system implementation to standard output.

       -v	 Write the version level of this release of the operating system to standard out-
		 put.

       If the -a flag is specified, or multiple flags are specified, all output is written  on	a
       single line, separated by spaces.

       The uname utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO
       sysctl(8), sysctl(3), uname(3)

HISTORY
       The uname command appeared in 4.4BSD.

STANDARDS
       The command is expected to conform to the IEEE Std1003.2 (``POSIX'') specification.

4th Berkeley Distribution		 February 4, 1995				 UNAME(1)
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