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[IEEE Std1003.1-1988 (``POSIX'').]

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

     uname - get system identification

     #include <sys/utsname.h>

     uname(struct utsname *name);

     The uname() function stores null-terminated strings of information iden-
     tifying 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.

     If uname() is successful, 0 is returned; otherwise, -1 is returned and
     errno is set appropriately.

     The uname() function may fail and set errno for any of the errors speci-
     fied for the library function sysctl(3).

     uname(1),  sysctl(3)

     The uname() function conforms to IEEE Std1003.1-1988 (``POSIX'').

     The uname() function first appeared in 4.4BSD.

OpenBSD 2.6                     January 4, 1994                              1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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