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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as a nicer way to check simple information about your system, and as a replacement for the old 'Platform' gem which is no longer maintained.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.