System information commands


show more System information commands provides you with in-depth training on IT. Taught by Kevin Skoglund as part of the Unix for Mac OS X Users show less
please wait ...

System information commands

In this chapter, we are going to be looking at useful commands that we can use in Unix, and I want to start us off by looking at useful system information commands. The first one we'll look at it is probably the simplest, which is just simply date and that tells you the current date. That's a nice handy thing. If you want to know what the current date is, you just type date and it tells you. Keep in mind that this value is the date that the computer has been set to, which is not necessarily correct. Hopefully, we did set our Mac up to have the correct date, but it's essentially the same date that you would see up here on your Mac if you had a clock display. You would set this value via the system preferences and the date and time settings.

So that's what it's telling you. This is the date the system thinks it is. We also have uptime. That's going to report to us the time that it's been turned on. You can see that I've been up for three hours. So for three hours ...

System information commands
Video duration: 3m 40s 6h 35m Beginner

Viewers:

System information commands provides you with in-depth training on IT. Taught by Kevin Skoglund as part of the Unix for Mac OS X Users

Subject:
IT
Software:
Mac OS X Unix
Author:
please wait ...