os_info 3.5.0

Detect the operating system type and version.


Status: CI Coverage Dependency status

Project info: Docs.rs Latest version License

Project details: LoC Rust 1.41+ required


This project consists of two parts: the library that can be used to detect the operating system type (including version and bitness) and the command line tool that uses the library.

Library (os_info)

os_info usage

To use this crate, add os_info as a dependency to your project's Cargo.toml:

os_info = "3"

This project has serde as an optional dependency, so if you don't need it, then you can speed up compilation disabling it:

os_info = { version = "3", default-features = false }


let info = os_info::get();

// Print full information:
println!("OS information: {}", info);

// Print information separately:
println!("Type: {}", info.os_type());
println!("Version: {}", info.version());
println!("Bitness: {}", info.bitness());

Command line tool (os_info_cli)

A simple wrapper around the os_info library.


This tool can be installed using the following cargo command:

cargo install os_info_cli

os_info_cli usage

Despite being named os_info_cli during installation, it is actually named os_info. You can use the --help flag to see available options:

os_info --help

Supported operating systems

Right now, the following operating system types can be returned:

  • Alpine Linux
  • Amazon Linux AMI
  • Android
  • Arch Linux
  • CentOS
  • Debian
  • DragonFly BSD
  • Emscripten
  • EndeavourOS
  • Fedora
  • FreeBSD
  • Garuda Linux
  • Gentoo Linux
  • HardenedBSD
  • Illumos
  • Linux
  • macOS (Mac OS X or OS X)
  • Manjaro
  • Mariner
  • MidnightBSD
  • Mint
  • NetBSD
  • NixOS
  • OpenBSD
  • openSUSE
  • Oracle Linux
  • Pop!_OS
  • Raspberry Pi OS
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Redox
  • Solus
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Ubuntu
  • Unknown
  • Windows

If you need support for more OS types, I am looking forward to your Pull Request.


os_info is licensed under the MIT license. See LICENSE for the details.