How to get the name of the operating system platform in Node.js?

Published March 22, 2021

To get the name of the operating system platform, you can use the platform() method from the os module in Node.js.

/* Get OS platform in Node.js */

// import os module
const os = require("os");

// get platform name
const platformName = os.platform(); // linux
  • The method returns the name of the operating system platform as a string.
  • There are 8 possible values that the method can return, those are:
    • linux
    • win32
    • darwin
    • aix
    • freebsd
    • openbsd
    • sunos
    • android (Experimental value)

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