$OperatingSystem

$OperatingSystem
is a string giving the type of operating system under which the Wolfram System is being run.

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  • Typical values for $OperatingSystem are , , and .
  • You can use $OperatingSystem to get an idea of what external commands will be available from within the Wolfram System.
  • $OperatingSystem typically has the same value for different versions or variants of a particular operating system.

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Programmatically determine the host operating system:

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Introduced in 1991
(2.0)