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gives detailed information about the Wolfram System being run.

gives a list of rules with information about the component "comp".

gives the value of property "prop" for component "comp".


  • When run in a notebook interface, SystemInformation[] yields a graphical form; otherwise, it gives a list of rules.
  • SystemInformation[All] always gives a list of rules.
  • Typical possible components to specify include:
  • "Kernel"Wolfram Language kernel used for evaluation
    "FrontEnd"Wolfram System front end used for display
    "Links"external links
    "Devices"devices, drivers, etc.
    "Network"network connectivity
  • SystemInformation["comp","Properties"] gives a list of names of properties for component "comp".
  • SystemInformation["Components"] gives a list of names of components.
  • SystemInformation["Small"] gives an abbreviated list of useful properties.
  • SystemInformation gives information on the kernel in which it is evaluated, and the front end in which it is displayed.
  • SystemInformation["comp",] returns Missing["NotActive"] if the specified component is not active in your current system.

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Introduced in 2007
| Updated in 2008