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Unix and Linux: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fourth Edition by Eric J. Ray, Deborah S. Ray

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Chapter 7. Getting Information About the System

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Now is your chance to nose around in everyone else’s business! In this chapter, we’ll show you how to get information about the system, about other users, and about your own userid.

Getting System Information with uname

Information about your Unix system might come in handy if you’re planning to try some new software or need to figure out system idiosyncrasies. Some systems tell you this information when you log in. Sometimes, however, especially if you’re using ...

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