Get system name
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(PHP 4, PHP 5)

posix_unameGet system name


array posix_uname ( void )

Gets information about the system.

Posix requires that assumptions must not be made about the format of the values, e.g. the assumption that a release may contain three digits or anything else returned by this function.

Return Values

Returns a hash of strings with information about the system. The indices of the hash are

domainname is a GNU extension and not part of POSIX.1, so this field is only available on GNU systems or when using the GNU libc.


Example #1 Example use of posix_uname()


The above example will output something similar to:

    [sysname] => Linux
    [nodename] => funbox
    [release] => 2.6.20-15-server
    [version] => #2 SMP Sun Apr 15 07:41:34 UTC 2007
    [machine] => i686

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