How to know the operating system details on a unix based machine?

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You can use the following command to find the different parameters of the machine and the system including the version, hardware, node name, processor etc.

$ uname -a

The result from mac:

Darwin localhost 9.8.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:55:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_I386 i386

The result from iphone:

Darwin Irfan-TOOR 10.0.0d3 Darwin Kernel Version 10.0.0d3: Fri Sep 25 23:30:45 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1357.5.30~3/RELEASE_ARM_S5L8900X iPhone1,2 arm N82AP Darwin

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