GNU/Linux Detecting Linux distribution name and version Uname - Print information about the current system


Uname is the short name for unix name. Just type uname in console to get information about your operating system.

uname [OPTION]

If no OPTION is specified, uname assumes the -s option.

-a or --all - Prints all information, omitting -p and -i if the information is unknown.


> uname -a

SunOS hope 5.7 Generic_106541-08 sun4m sparc SUNW,SPARCstation-10

All the options:

-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, or "unknown".
-i, --hardware-platform Print the hardware platform, or "unknown".
-o, --operating-system Print the operating system.
--help Display a help message, and exit.
--version Display version information, and exit.