Get serial number or XO name from command line or python

Mikus Grinbergs mikus at
Fri May 27 18:38:25 EDT 2011

> Is there a simple way to get the XO serial number and/or the XO name

You have to define "serial number", and you have to define "name".
Further, the answer depends upon the software version in the XO :

Start with (this is from a bash script)
>   if [ -e /ofw/serial-number ]; then
>     echo "Serial    : "`cat /ofw/serial-number`
>   fi

>   echo "Nick      : "`hostname`

also try (all one line)
> gconftool-2 --get --direct --config-source=xml:readwrite:/home/olpc/.gconf
>   /desktop/sugar/user/nick

and then there are the addresses shown by 'ifconfig eth0'


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