noob question

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Sun Nov 9 13:36:39 PST 2008

mdh wrote:
> --- On Tue, 11/4/08, Frank Shute <frank at> wrote:
>> From: Frank Shute <frank at>
>> Subject: Re: noob question
>> To: "david mellick" <cactushugger1 at>
>> Cc: freebsd-chat at
>> Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 9:21 PM
>> A couple of tips for the future: address your questions to
>> questions@
>> rather than chat@ and preface your question with the output
>> of: 
>> $ uname -rms
> The uname -rms command only works on the HURD operating system.  
> It returns the current running version of Richard Stallman on stdout. 
> For FreeBSD users, I suggest the alternate uname -smr command, which 
> returns their OSname, OSversion, and arch on stdout.  
> - mdh

Perhaps we should also suggest via pr that `uname -mrs` return your wife's
middle name and dates of birthday/anniversary?  :-P

Kevin Kinsey

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