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Alice Daniel
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Operating System Version Information

What is the command for getting the current operating system information?
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Greg Yates
Valued Contributor

Re: Operating System Version Information

Use "sizer -v" as root. You may (probably) also need to check your patch level. For that, use a command like "dupatch -track -type patch_level". That last command gives you both the OS version and patch level.

Greg
Alice Daniel
Frequent Advisor

Re: Operating System Version Information

Is there a sizer function that I can call from a program? I have a function that needs to know the OS Version in order to do some specific asynchronous calls. I have several productions systems, most have os version 4.0f but some will have os version 5.1b.
Greg Yates
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Re: Operating System Version Information

Alice,

See 'man getsysinfo', in particular the section with GSI_VERSIONSTRING.

Thanks,
Greg
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Operating System Version Information

You can use getsysinfo.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Allen Brand
Occasional Advisor

Re: Operating System Version Information

Or, you can use uname to get it:

[code]
# uname -a
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Alice Daniel
Frequent Advisor

Re: Operating System Version Information

Thanks, the uname -r cmd did the trick.
Greg Yates
Valued Contributor

Re: Operating System Version Information

Be careful, uname doesn't return everything (in this case, 'B'). For example:

# sizer -v
Compaq Tru64 UNIX V5.1B (Rev. 2650); Fri Sep 15 14:33:51 EDT 2006
# uname -a
OSF1 V5.1 2650 alpha
# sizer -v
Compaq Tru64 UNIX V5.1B (Rev. 2650); Fri Sep 15 14:33:51 EDT 2006
# uname -r
V5.1
# uname -a
OSF1 V5.1 2650 alpha

All of these are the same system.

Greg