sys_utsname.h man page


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sys/utsname.h — system name structure


#include <sys/utsname.h>


The <sys/utsname.h> header shall define the structure utsname which shall include at least the following members:

char  sysname[]  Name of this implementation of the operating system.
char  nodename[] Name of this node within the communications
                 network to which this node is attached, if any.
char  release[]  Current release level of this implementation.
char  version[]  Current version level of this release.
char  machine[]  Name of the hardware type on which the system is running.

The character arrays are of unspecified size, but the data stored in them shall be terminated by a null byte.

The following shall be declared as a function and may also be defined as a macro:

int uname(struct utsname *);

The following sections are informative.

Application Usage




Future Directions


See Also

The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2008, uname()


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