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os

Stability: 4 - API Frozen

Provides a few basic operating-system related utility functions.

Use require('os') to access this module.

os.tmpDir()

Returns the operating system's default directory for temp files.

os.hostname()

Returns the hostname of the operating system.

os.type()

Returns the operating system name.

os.platform()

Returns the operating system platform.

os.arch()

Returns the operating system CPU architecture.

os.release()

Returns the operating system release.

os.uptime()

Returns the system uptime in seconds.

os.loadavg()

Returns an array containing the 1, 5, and 15 minute load averages.

os.totalmem()

Returns the total amount of system memory in bytes.

os.freemem()

Returns the amount of free system memory in bytes.

os.cpus()

Returns an array of objects containing information about each CPU/core installed: model, speed (in MHz), and times (an object containing the number of CPU ticks spent in: user, nice, sys, idle, and irq).

Example inspection of os.cpus:

[ { model: 'Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         860  @ 2.80GHz',
    speed: 2926,
    times:
     { user: 252020,
       nice: 0,
       sys: 30340,
       idle: 1070356870,
       irq: 0 } },
  { model: 'Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         860  @ 2.80GHz',
    speed: 2926,
    times:
     { user: 306960,
       nice: 0,
       sys: 26980,
       idle: 1071569080,
       irq: 0 } },
  { model: 'Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         860  @ 2.80GHz',
    speed: 2926,
    times:
     { user: 248450,
       nice: 0,
       sys: 21750,
       idle: 1070919370,
       irq: 0 } },
  { model: 'Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         860  @ 2.80GHz',
    speed: 2926,
    times:
     { user: 256880,
       nice: 0,
       sys: 19430,
       idle: 1070905480,
       irq: 20 } },
  { model: 'Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         860  @ 2.80GHz',
    speed: 2926,
    times:
     { user: 511580,
       nice: 20,
       sys: 40900,
       idle: 1070842510,
       irq: 0 } },
  { model: 'Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         860  @ 2.80GHz',
    speed: 2926,
    times:
     { user: 291660,
       nice: 0,
       sys: 34360,
       idle: 1070888000,
       irq: 10 } },
  { model: 'Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         860  @ 2.80GHz',
    speed: 2926,
    times:
     { user: 308260,
       nice: 0,
       sys: 55410,
       idle: 1071129970,
       irq: 880 } },
  { model: 'Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         860  @ 2.80GHz',
    speed: 2926,
    times:
     { user: 266450,
       nice: 1480,
       sys: 34920,
       idle: 1072572010,
       irq: 30 } } ]

os.networkInterfaces()

Get a list of network interfaces:

{ lo0: 
   [ { address: '::1', family: 'IPv6', internal: true },
     { address: 'fe80::1', family: 'IPv6', internal: true },
     { address: '127.0.0.1', family: 'IPv4', internal: true } ],
  en1: 
   [ { address: 'fe80::cabc:c8ff:feef:f996', family: 'IPv6',
       internal: false },
     { address: '10.0.1.123', family: 'IPv4', internal: false } ],
  vmnet1: [ { address: '10.99.99.254', family: 'IPv4', internal: false } ],
  vmnet8: [ { address: '10.88.88.1', family: 'IPv4', internal: false } ],
  ppp0: [ { address: '10.2.0.231', family: 'IPv4', internal: false } ] }

os.EOL

A constant defining the appropriate End-of-line marker for the operating system.

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