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NAME

       uname - display information about the system


SYNOPSIS

       uname [ -amnrsv ]
       uname -V


DESCRIPTION

       By  default,  the uname command writes the name of the operating system
       implementation to standard output.  When options are specified, strings
       representing one or more system characteristics are written to standard
       output.


OPTIONS

       -a     Behave as though the options -m, -n, -r, -s, and -v were  speci-
              fied.

       -m     Write the type of the current hardware platform to standard out-
              put.

       -n     Write the name of the system to standard output.

       -r     Write the current release level of the operating system to stan-
              dard output.

       -s     Write  the  name of the operating system implementation to stan-
              dard output.

       -v     Write the version level of this release of the operating  system
              to standard output.

       -V     Write version information for the uname command and exit.

       If  the -a flag is specified, or multiple flags are specified, all out-
       put is written on a single line, separated by spaces.


RETURN VALUES

       The uname utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.


VERSION

       This manual page documents uname version 3.0.


HISTORY

       Version 1.0 (February 1994) of uname for GNO was written by Phil Vandry
       <vandry@cam.org>.   Version  2.0  (September  1994)  was written by Ian
       Schmidt <irsman@drift.winternet.com>.


STANDARDS

       The uname  command  is  expected  to  conform  to  the  IEEE  Std1003.2
       (''POSIX.2'') specification.


SEE ALSO

       uname(3)



GNO                            January 23, 1998                       UNAME(1)

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