[CentOS] Hardware serial number access from (a) command(s)

Stephen Harris lists at spuddy.org
Mon Jul 28 18:34:16 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 11:26:30AM -0700, MHR wrote:
> Over the weekend, I had to make a technical support call on one of my
> DVD burners, and at one point the recorded message mentioned I should
> have my serial number handy.  I thought there was a way to read that
> from at least one piece of software on the system, but I couldn't
> remember one and man -k on a number of subjects was unrevealing.

On a Dell, "dmidecode" will give you the serial number of the system.
(I can see motherboard, chasis, memory sticks on my machine).

Doubt if you can get the serial number of the DVD burner.



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