How to determine Linux kernel details

The uname command will print system details. By default it shows the kernel name:

bpc steph # uname

The -a flag will show everything:

bpc steph # uname -a
Linux bpc 3.2.12-gentoo #11 SMP Sun Feb 3 22:19:46 GMT 2013 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

The -m flag will show the machine hardware name aka architecture:

bpc steph # uname -m

There are other flags. Check out man uname.

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