Last updated on April 27th, 2022 at 01:43 pm

Just a very simple command to determine the operating system in which the script is running

 #!/usr/bin/perl
 print "The OS in which the script is running is:-\n";
 print "$^O";

Output

Use English module

Print operating system name using english module

use English qw' -no_match_vars ';
print "$OSNAME\n";

Use Config module

You can also use config module to find the operating system name

use Config;
print "$Config{osname}\n";

Don’t have these modules installed ?

  • No problem there is an easy method to install modules faster, check our tutorial on how to easily install perl modules.

Document

More details on perl variables can be found here.

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