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Terminal platform query methods for detecting different operating systems and their properties.

TTY::Platform provides independent operating system detection component for TTY toolkit.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'tty-platform'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install tty-platform

1. Usage

With TTY::Platform you can find out the properties of your operating system by creating an instance:

platform =

To query for processor name use cpu method:

platform.cpu     # => 'x86_64'

A nil is returned if the value cannot be determined.

To get the system/OS name use os method:

platform.os      # => 'darwin'

A nil is returned if the value cannot be determined.

To get system's release version use version method:

platform.version # => '10.6.1'

A nil is returned. Note that many platforms do not provide this information.

In addition, you can use more generic methods to check the type of operating system out of windows, linux, mac and unix:  # => false
platform.unix?     # => true
platform.linux?    # => false
platform.mac?      # => true


  1. Fork it ( )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request

Copyright (c) 2015 Piotr Murach. See LICENSE for further details.