Python: Get OS name, platform and release information

Python Basic: Exercise-43 with Solution

Write a Python program to get OS name, platform and release information.

os.name: The name of the operating system dependent module imported. The following names have currently been registered: 'posix', 'nt', 'java'.
platform.system(): Return the name of the OS system is running on.
platform.release(): Return the version of the operating system.

Sample Solution-1:

Python Code:

import platform
import os
print("Name of the operating system:",os.name)
print("\nName of the OS system:",platform.system())
print("\nVersion of the operating system:",platform.release())

Sample Output:

Name of the operating system: posix

Name of the OS system: Linux

Version of the operating system: 4.4.0-197-generic

Sample Solution-2:

Python Code:

import os
import sys
import platform
import sysconfig
print("os.name                     ", os.name)
print("sys.platform                ", sys.platform)
print("platform.system()           ", platform.system())
print("sysconfig.get_platform()    ", sysconfig.get_platform())
print("platform.machine()          ", platform.machine())
print("platform.architecture()     ", platform.architecture())

Sample Output:

os.name                      posix
sys.platform                 linux
platform.system()            Linux
sysconfig.get_platform()     linux-x86_64
platform.machine()           x86_64
platform.architecture()      ('64bit', 'ELF') 

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