How to do it...

  1. The hostname and uname commands print the hostname of the current system:
        $ hostname

Alternatively, they print the following:

        $ uname -n
  1. The -a option to uname prints details about the Linux kernel version, hardware architecture, and more:
        $ uname -a 2.6.32-642.11.1.e16.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Nov 18   
        19:25:05 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  1. The -r option limits the report to the kernel release:
        $ uname -r
  1. The -m option prints the machine type:
        $ uname -m
  1. The /proc/ directory holds information about the system, modules, and running processes. /proc/cpuinfo contains CPU details:
        $ cat /proc/cpuinfo
        processor     : 0
 vendor_id : GenuineIntel ...

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