Unix, Xenix and ODT General FAQ

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What versions/configurations am I using (Old Sco Unix)?

This is an ancient post with no relevance to modern systems.

WARNING: Many of these commands have different options under different versions of different operating systems, and not all of them are available under all versions of Unix, Xenix, and ODT. I've tried to note such differences but I'm sure many have escaped my attention. Take the following with a grain of salt. Unless noted otherwise, these entries should be applicable to most/all systems.

  • Kernel Configuration: configure -x | more (for Xenix, run this from /usr/sys/conf; for Unix, run it from /etc/conf/cf.d). This lists the current and default values for tunable kernel parameters. Under Unix, etc/sysdef prints information including BTLDs (Boot Time Loadable Drivers).
  • Software Installed: /usr/bin/swconfig -p and /usr/bin/swconfig -a (both for Unix) print various information on installed software. You can look at the permissions lists in /etc/perms/* but you cannot tell from here which parts are installed; use custom+ADM">custom for that. Use /usr/bin/displaypkg to display software installed using installpkg. Note that swconfig is not a terribly accurate guide.
  • Hardware configuration: /etc/hwconfig -h shows most of the installed hardware but not all of it; generally, things like multiport cards don't show up here. Use /etc/hwconfig -hc on Unix 3.2v4.x or later and on Xenix 2.3.4
  • System name, version, etc.: uname -X (Unix and Xenix 2.3.4) or uname -a (Xenix 2.3.3 and earlier)
  • Printer configuration: lpstat -t

Tom Melvin notes:

A new program with 5.0.6 is /etc/sysinfo

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