A Ruby interface for getting operating system information.
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= Description
  A Ruby interface for getting operating system information. The name comes
  from the Unix 'uname' command, but this library works on MS Windows as well.

= Prerequisites
  ffi 1.0 or later

= Installation
  gem install sys-uname

= Synopsis
  require 'sys/uname' # require 'sys-uname' works, too

  # You now have Sys::Uname and Sys::Platform classes available.
   
  # Get full information about your system
  p Sys::Uname.uname

  # Check individual platform details about your system
  p Sys::Platform.linux? # => true
  p Sys::Platform::ARCH  # => :x86_64
   
= Solaris Notes
  Users on SunOS get several extra methods: architecture, platform,
  hw_serial, hw_provider, srpc_domain, isa_list, and dhcp_cache.

= BSD flavors, including OS X
  Users on BSD platforms get the extra Uname.model method.

= HP-UX Notes
  HP-UX users get the extra Uname.id_number method. This is actually a
  String, not a Fixnum, because that's how it's defined in the utsname
  struct.

= MS Windows Notes
  The C version for Windows has been completely scrapped in favor of an OLE
  plus WMI approach. It is pure Ruby. Please see the MSDN documentation for
  the Win32_OperatingSystem class for a complete list of what each of the
  UnameStruct members mean.

= The Platform Class
  This was added both as a nicer way to check simple information about your
  system, and as a replacement for the old 'Platform' gem which is no longer
  maintained.

= Future Plans
  I may dump the "Uname" portion of this library, and rename the project
  to just sys-platform.

= Documentation
  For more details, see the 'uname.txt' file under the 'doc' directory.