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How do I find out which operating system I'm running under?

by faq_monk (Initiate)
on Oct 08, 1999 at 00:29 UTC ( #706=perlfaq nodetype: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Current Perl documentation can be found at perldoc.perl.org.

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:

The $^O variable ($OSNAME if you use English) contains the operating system that your perl binary was built for.

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