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BSD 2.11 - man page for uname (bsd section 1)

UNAME(1)				       General Commands Manual					     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 output. 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 output. If the -a flag is specified, or multiple flags are specified, all output is written on a single line, sepa- rated 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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