uname — print system information

Examples (TL;DR)


uname [OPTION]...


Print certain system information.  With no OPTION, same as -s.

-a, --all

print all information, in the following order, except omit -p and -i if unknown:

-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 (non-portable)

-i, --hardware-platform

print the hardware platform (non-portable)

-o, --operating-system

print the operating system


display this help and exit


output version information and exit


Written by David MacKenzie.

Reporting Bugs

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See Also

arch(1), uname(2)

Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/uname>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) uname invocation'

Referenced By

arch(1), libinput-record(1), lsof(1), modulefile-c(4), openrc-run(8), procenv(1), shtool-platform(1), squeak(1), systemd.unit(5), uname(2).

October 2019 GNU coreutils 8.31