This guide shows you how to retrieve system details of your Debian 11 or Debian 10 system, e.g. kernel name, kernel release, kernel version, hostname, hardware architecture, processor type, hardware platform and operating system information.
This guide was tested with Debian 10, but the commands shown here also work with other Linux distributions.
How to check system information
In order to check the system information, execute the following command.
If you want to get the Kernal name, you have to use -s switch along with uname command.
If you want to get the Kernal release number, you have to execute the -r switch.
If you want to print the version of your Kernal, execute the following command.
How to get the hostname
If you want to fetch the hostname, you have to run the following command.
How to get a machine hardware architecture
If you want to check the machine hardware architecture, the command should look like the following.
If the command returns x86_64, that means it is a 64-bit architecture. However, if it shows i686 or i386, that refers to a 32-bit system.
How to get the processor type
If you want to print the type of processor, run the following command.
How to get a hardware platform
To get the hardware platform information, run the following command.
How to get operating system information
The following command should return the name of the operating system you are using.
How to display all information
If you want to display all of the above information with a single command without using switches, execute.
How to display detailed hardware information
If you want to display detailed hardware information including memory, CPU, disks, etc then you have to execute the following command on terminal.
We have ended up our discussion on getting the hardware information in Debian version 10. Thank you for reading this article.