New Member, bash script getSystemId question

Fernando Mercado fer at
Wed Aug 1 10:15:22 CDT 2012

2012/8/1 Ethan Drower <edrower at>:
> Hello All!
> My name is Ethan Drower, I’m new to the linux desktop world (several years
> in windows)   I am attempting to write a script that updates dell desktop
> bios and was wondering how I can use the getSystemId command to return
> simply the machine model (ie T3500, T5500 etc.)  Any direction would be
> greatly appreciated!
> Sincerely,
> Ethan Drower
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The Documentation for getSystemId:

And you could try something like:

./getSystemId | grep "Product Name" | awk '{print $3 " " $4}'


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