How do I obtain simple system information from the command line?

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  • What commands do I use to access the following information?

  • Host name of the machine

  • Date and time

  • Red-Hat specific information

    • Operating system version
    • Registration status
    • Active update repositories
  • The last boot time

  • List of non-system users

  • List of users that may have escalated privileges

  • How to redirect output of the above commands into files as to automate the process


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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