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Get the Version of Solaris Running

Getting the exact version of the Solaris operating system running on your system can be useful, especially if you are connected to a remote server.

uname -r

The uname command can be used to get system information. In this case we are going to use the -r command to get release information.

Example:

# uname -r
5.10

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  • Published 12/1/06

Comments (1)

  1. Matt

    Checking /etc/release will give you a bit more info as well … not great for scripting but has more verbose information if required.

    # cat /etc/release
    Solaris 10 8/07 s10s_u4wos_12b SPARC
    Copyright 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Use is subject to license terms.
    Assembled 16 August 2007

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