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Help me understand this "uname -mrsn" string


# uname -mrsn

AIX daimsu 3 001850AF4C00

I know daimsu is the name of the server, but what does everything else mean? :? This is a very old IBM RISC/6000 server.

EDIT: Nevermind. Found out it is a Unix-based distribution by IBM called AIX, version 3.


  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    I understand that you found the ansser, but i am responding to give information to other users who mau have the same question.

    uname - prints system information
    m - print the machine name
    r- print the kernel release
    s - print the kernel name

    The output is detailed as:
    AIX - the machine name
    diamsu - the kernel release name
    3 - the kernel release number
    001850AF4C00 - the machine architecture type

    So from those results you would see that the machine is named AIX and it is running the third release of the kernel.


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