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API in Perl to recover information about the running Linux OS


Linux::Info is a fork from Sys::Statistics::Linux distribution.

Sys::Statistics::Linux is a front-end module and gather different linux system information like processor workload, memory usage, network and disk statistics and a lot more. Refer the documentation of the distribution modules to get more information about all possible statistics.

By obvious reasons, this distribution will run only at Linux O.S.


Sys::Statistics::Linux is a great distribution (and I used it a lot), but it was built to recover only Linux statistics when I was also looking for other additional information about the OS.

Linux::Info will provide additional information not available in Sys::Statistics::Linux, as general processor information and hopefully apply patches and suggestions not implemented in the original project.

Sys::Statistics::Linux is also more forgiving regarding compatibility with older perls interpreters, modules version that it depends on and even older OS. If you find that Linux::Info is not available to your old system, you should try it.


To install this module, unpack the downloaded tarball and execute the following commands in the created directory:

perl Makefile.PL
make install

Linux::Info is also available on CPAN, so you can also download and install automatically this distribution, dependencies included, by using the CPAN shell (or CPAN Minus or whatever you prefer).


This software is copyright (c) 2015 of Alceu Rodrigues de Freitas Junior,

This file is part of Linux Info project.

Linux Info is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Linux Info is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with Linux Info. If not, see (

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