Get Dell Service Tag Number from a Dell Machine

sudo dmidecode | grep Serial\ Number | head -n1
This will give you the Dell Service tag number associated with your machine. Incredibly useful when you need that number for tech support or downloads.
Sample Output
Serial Number: XXXXXXX

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By: nlinux
2009-02-18 14:54:28

What Others Think

You can also specify which DMI string you want with dmidecode (in this case the serial number): sudo dmidecode -s system-serial-number ASDF1234
hdilemma · 547 weeks and 5 days ago
only newer versions (post 2005-10-03) of dmidecode allow one to use the -s switch
archlich · 546 weeks and 6 days ago
You can use: wmic bios get serialnumber to get the Dell Service Tag for your machine. See http://www.brightvisions.co.uk/IT-FAQ-s/Dell-Service-Tag-Command-Line.html for more details.
kleinbaas · 533 weeks and 6 days ago

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