[Nottingham] uname decoding

Simon Osborne flibble at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 15:25:35 GMT 2007

On 07/12/2007, Penfold Q <penfoldq at penfoldq.co.uk> wrote:
> I've been looking for a couple of days now and haven't found a
> satisfactory answer in the man pages, info pages or google so I thought
> I'd ask if anyone here knows...
> On a linux host, `uname -v` starts with a # character and a number. What
> does this signify?

Quick Google says:

 The answer is that the uname -v gives the "The number of the last major
 kernel patch applied to the machine."


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