shelling out? - uname

Luke Ross luke at
Fri Dec 8 14:15:41 GMT 2006


On Fri, Dec 08, 2006 at 02:02:02PM -0000, Russ Hogge wrote:
> Is there a good method of returning uname within perl.  I need to test if
> my script is running on Linux or Solaris, and suspect that there is a
> module that would tell me this information is a sane manner.
> Clearly I could just type:
> chomp($platform = `/usr/bin/uname`);
> But this strikes me as poor.
> Any thoughts?

How about looking at $^O - then you don't even need a module :-)

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