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System - System is a pure ruby interface to gather current systems information.


System is a pure ruby interface to gather systems information from the current host. System offers a simple to use interface to gather an array of information including; OS, CPU, Filesystem etc.

  • Version 0.1.0 - Very basic information only

GEM Installation

After this it should be just a gem to install. For those of you with old rubygems versions first:

gem install gemcutter  # These two steps are only necessary if you haven't
gem tumble             # yet installed the gemcutter tools

Otherwise and after it's simply:

gem install system

Then your ready to rock and roll. :)


Heres a few little examples of using system within your programs.

require 'rubygems'
require 'system'

HostSystem::os              # => Current OS as a symbol i.e. :windows, :linux, :osx, :bsd, :darwin, :solaris
HostSystem::jruby?          # => Are we running on jruby?

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.
  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.


Copyright (c) 2010 Roja Buck. See LICENSE for details.

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