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Part of Linux Commands Cheat Sheet

The uname command within Linux allows you to view system information about your Linux environment.




For more information:

uname -a

Output example:

Linux Kvmla-201906182079 4.4.0-62-generic #83-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 18 14:10:15 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  • Linux: kernel name
  • Kvmla-201906182079 4.4.0-62-generic: node name
  • 4.4.0-62-generic: kernel release
  • 83-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 18 14:10:15 UTC 2017: kernel version

  • x86_64 (first): machiine name (kernel architecture)
  • x86_64 (second): processor type
  • x86_64 (third): hardware platform
  • GNU/Linux: operating system

uname -s # kernel name
uname -n # node name
uname -r # kernel release
uname -v # kernel version
uname -m # machiine name (kernel architecture)
uname -p # processor type
uname -i # hardware platform
uname -o # operating system

Display System Information Within Linux Using the "uname" Command