MirBSD manpage: uname(3)

UNAME(3)                   BSD Programmer's Manual                    UNAME(3)

NAME

     uname - get system identification

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 function sysctl(3).

SEE ALSO

     uname(1), sysctl(3)

STANDARDS

     The uname() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-1988 ("POSIX.1").

HISTORY

     The uname() function first appeared in 4.4BSD.

MirBSD #10-current             January 4, 1994                               1

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