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posix_uname -- Get system name


array posix_uname ( void )

Gets information about the system.

Posix requires that you must not make any assumptions about the format of the values, e.g. you cannot rely on three digit version numbers or anything else returned by this function.

Return Values

Returns a hash of strings with information about the system. The indices of the hash are

domainname is a GNU extension and not part of POSIX.1, so this field is only available on GNU systems or when using the GNU libc.


Example 1. Example use of posix_uname()


The above example will output something similar to:

    [sysname] => Linux
    [nodename] => funbox
    [release] => 2.6.20-15-server
    [version] => #2 SMP Sun Apr 15 07:41:34 UTC 2007
    [machine] => i686