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UNAME(3)                NetBSD Library Functions Manual               UNAME(3)


NAME
uname -- get system identification
LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/utsname.h> int uname(struct utsname *name);
DESCRIPTION
The uname() function stores nul-terminated strings of information identi- fying the current system into the structure referenced by name. The utsname structure is defined in the <sys/utsname.h> header file, and contains the following members: sysname Name of the operating system implementation. nodename Network name of this machine. release Release level of the operating system. version Version level of the operating system. machine Machine hardware platform.
RETURN VALUES
If uname is successful, 0 is returned, otherwise, -1 is returned and errno is set appropriately.
ERRORS
The uname() function may fail and set errno for any of the errors speci- fied for the library functions sysctl(3).
SEE ALSO
uname(1), sysctl(3)
STANDARDS
The uname() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1990 (``POSIX.1'').
HISTORY
The uname function first appeared in 4.4BSD. NetBSD 5.0.1 January 4, 1994 NetBSD 5.0.1
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