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[an error occurred while processing this directive] $OperatingSystem

  • $OperatingSystem is a string giving the type of operating system under which Mathematica is being run.
  • Typical values for $OperatingSystem are "MSWindows", "MSDOS", "MacOS", "Unix" and "VMS".
  • You can use $OperatingSystem to get an idea of what external commands will be available from within Mathematica.
  • $OperatingSystem typically has the same value for different versions or variants of a particular operating system.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.13.5.
  • See also: $MachineType, $System, $ProcessorType.