[CentOS] Hardware serial number access from (a) command(s)
thad.mailist at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 00:10:27 UTC 2008
dmidecode should work in any Linux:
dmidecode - DMI table decoder
dmidecode is a tool for dumping a computer's DMI (some say
SMBIOS) table contents in a human-readable format. This ta‐
ble contains a description of the system's hardware compo‐
nents, as well as other useful pieces of information such
as serial numbers and BIOS revision. Thanks to this table,
you can retrieve this information without having to probe
for the actual hardware. While this is a good point in
terms of report speed and safeness, this also makes the
presented information possibly unreliable.
sometimes truth is stranger than fiction
I don't think the computers will take over the world. I have a bucket of
On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 1:34 PM, Stephen Harris <lists at spuddy.org> wrote:
> 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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