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In Unix, how can I display information about the operating system?

On most Unix systems, you can use the uname command to determine which Unix system (e.g., SunOS, AIX, IRIX, Linux, Darwin) is running on your computer. On most systems, to obtain additional information about the operating system, at the Unix prompt, enter:

uname -a

To find out what the uname -a command displays, and what additional options it supports, at the Unix prompt, enter:

man uname

At Indiana University, for personal or departmental Linux or Unix systems support, see At IU, how do I get support for Linux or Unix?

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