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This chapter describes facilities for controlling the system that underlies a process (including the operating system and hardware) and for getting information about it. Anyone can generally use the informational facilities, but usually only a properly privileged process can make changes.
30.1 Host Identification Determining the name of the machine. 30.2 Platform Type Identification Determining operating system and basic machine type 30.3 Controlling and Querying Mounts Controlling/querying mounts 30.4 System Parameters Getting and setting various system parameters
To get information on parameters of the system that are built into the system, such as the maximum length of a filename, 31. System Configuration Parameters.
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