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Node.js | os.platform() Method
  • Last Updated : 31 Jan, 2020

The os.platform() method is an inbuilt application programming interface of the os module which is used to get the Operating system platform.

Syntax:

os.platform()

Parameters: This method does not accept any parameters.

Return Value: This method returns a string that represents operating system platform. The returned values can be one of these ‘aix’, ‘android’, ‘darwin’, ‘freebsd’, ‘linux’, ‘openbsd’, ‘sunos’, and ‘win32’. This values is set at compile time.

Below examples illustrate the use of os.platform() method in Node.js:



Example 1:

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// Node.js program to demonstrate the    
// os.platform() method 
     
// Require os module
const os = require('os');
  
// Printing os.platform() value
console.log(os.platform());

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Output:

linux

Example 2: This example is the alternative of first example.

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// Node.js program to demonstrate the    
// os.platform() method
console.log(process.platform);

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Output:

linux

Example 3:

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// Node.js program to demonstrate the    
// os.platform() method 
     
// Require os module
const os = require('os');
  
// Printing os.platform() value
var platform = os.platform();
  
switch(platform) {
    case 'aix': console.log("IBM AIX platform");
        break;
    case 'android': console.log("Android platform");
        break;
    case 'darwin': console.log("Darwin platfrom(MacOS, IOS etc)");
        break;
    case 'freebsd': console.log("FreeBSD Platform");
        break;
    case 'linux': console.log("Linux Platform");
        break;
    case 'openbsd': console.log("OpenBSD platform");
        break;
    case 'sunos': console.log("SunOS platform");
        break;
    case 'win32': console.log("windows platform");
        break;    
    default: console.log("unknown platform");
}

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Output:

Linux Platform

Note: The above program will compile and run by using the node index.js command.

Reference: https://nodejs.org/api/os.html#os_os_platform




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