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Old 10-25-2002, 11:42 AM   #1
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Command to show OS and system specs?

I'm looking to find the OS and system specs of a production server at work. Are there commands I can use through SSH to get this information?
Old 10-25-2002, 11:48 AM   #2
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Was mislead ... uname -a just displays couple of useful information regarding the kernel ... kernel modules might be of interest in your case maybe? (network cards, etc)

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Old 10-25-2002, 11:48 AM   #3
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Look in your /proc directory. Usually you can do like:

cat /proc/filesystem
cat /proc/cpuinfo
cat /proc/interrupts
cat /proc/ioports
cat /proc/meminfo

and etc.. to view system info on particular system specs and stuff.

uname -a is only going to give the OS, Host name, kernel version ... etc.

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