uname - print name of current system


     uname [-aimnprsvX]

     uname [-S system_name]


     The uname utility prints information about the current  sys-
     tem on the standard output. When options are specified, sym-
     bols representing one or more system characteristics will be
     written to the standard output. If no options are specified,
     uname  prints  the  current  operating  system's  name.  The
     options  print  selected  information  returned by uname(2),
     sysinfo(2), or both.


     The following options are supported:

     -a    Prints basic information currently available from  the

     -i    Prints the name of the hardware implementation  (plat-

     -m    Prints the machine hardware name (class). Use of  this
           option is discouraged; use uname -p instead. See NOTES
           section below.

     -n    Prints the nodename (the nodename is the name by which
           the system is known to a communications network).

     -p    Prints the current host's ISA or processor type.

     -r    Prints the operating system release level.

     -s    Prints the name of the operating system. This  is  the

     -S system_name
           The nodename may be changed  by  specifying  a  system
           name  argument. The system name argument is restricted
           to SYS_NMLN characters. SYS_NMLN is an  implementation
           specific  value  defined  in <sys/utsname.h>. Only the
           super-user is allowed  this  capability.  This  change
           does  not  persist  across  reboots of the system. Use
           sys-unconfig(1M) to change a host's name permanently.

     -v    Prints the operating system version.

     -X    Prints expanded system  information,  one  information
           element  per  line,  as  expected  by  SCO  UNIX.  The
           displayed information includes:

              o  system name, node,  release,  version,  machine,
                 and number of CPUs.

              o  BusType, Serial, and Users (set to "unknown"  in

              o  OEM# and Origin# (set to 0 and 1, respectively)


     Example 1: Printing the OS name and release level

     The following command:

     example% uname -sr

     prints  the  operating  system  name  and   release   level,
     separated by one <SPACE> character.


     See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment
     variables  that affect the execution of uname: LANG, LC_ALL,

     SYSV3 This variable is used to override the default behavior
           of  uname.  This  is necessary to make it possible for
           some INTERACTIVE UNIX Systems and  SCO  UNIX  programs
           and  scripts  to work properly. Many scripts use uname
           to determine the SYSV3 type or the version of  the  OS
           to ensure software is compatible with that OS. Setting
           SYSV3 to an empty string will  make  uname  print  the
           following default values:

           nodename nodename 3.2 2 i386

           The individual elements that uname displays  can  also
           be modified by setting SYSV3 in the following format:


     os    Operating system (IUS or SCO).

           System name.

     node  Nodename as displayed by the -n option.
     rel   Release level as displayed by the -r option.

     ver   Version number as displayed by the -v option.

     mach  Machine name as displayed by -m option.

     Do not put spaces between the elements.  If  an  element  is
     omitted, the current system value will be used.


     The following exit values are returned:

     0     Successful completion.

     >0    An error occurred.


     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |
    | Interface Stability         | Standard                    |


     arch(1), isalist(1), sys-unconfig(1M), sysinfo(2), uname(2),
     nodename(4), attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5)


     Independent software vendors (ISVs) and others who  need  to
     determine  detailed characteristics of the platform on which
     their software is either being installed or executed  should
     use the uname command.

     To determine the operating system name  and  release  level,
     use  uname  -sr.  To  determine  only  the  operating system
     release level, use uname -r. Notice  that  operating  system
     release  levels are not guaranteed to be in x.y format (such
     as 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, and so forth); future releases could be in
     the  x.y.z  format  (such  as  5.3.1,  5.3.2,  5.4.1, and so

     In SunOS 4.x releases, the arch(1) command was often used to
     obtain  information  similar  to  that obtained by using the
     uname command. The arch(1) command output "sun4"  was  often
     incorrectly interpreted to signify a SunOS SPARC system.  If
     hardware platform information is desired, use uname -sp.

     The arch -k and uname -m commands return equivalent  values;
     however,  the use of either of these commands by third party
     programs is discouraged, as is the use of the  arch  command
     in  general.  To  determine  the  machine's  Instruction Set
     Architecture (ISA or processor type), use uname with the  -p

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