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Old 03-15-2010, 10:13 AM   #1
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uname command

Hi all

I run the uname -m command and the output is i686.

What does it mean ???

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man uname
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in google.. 'What is i686'
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I suggest that you learn to use the 'man command' from the cli or online 'man command'.

excerpt from 'man uname';

uname - print system information
uname [OPTION]...

Print certain system information. With no OPTION, same as -s.

-a, --all
print all information, in the following order:
-s, --kernel-name
print the kernel name
-n, --nodename
print the network node hostname
-r, --kernel-release
print the kernel release
-v, --kernel-version
print the kernel version
-m, --machine
print the machine hardware name

-p, --processor
print the processor type
-i, --hardware-platform
print the hardware platform
-o, --operating-system
print the operating system
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!


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