how to find out which distribution is runnig (/etc/LINUX-release?)

Stephan Lauffer lauffer at
Fri Aug 11 01:04:03 PDT 2000

Hi all!

I´m new to the list and I hope it´s not the wrong place for my question.

Are there some plans who to identify which distribution is running?

I know about some files from RedHat, SuSE and Debian:

A file like /etc/LINUX-release would be fine I think.
It could contain some information like the name of the distribution,
the version number and the architecture... like
ARCH = i386
and maybe some additional infos... 

What do you think about? 

Liebe Gruesse, yours
Stephan Lauffer

[ Paedagogische Hochschule Freiburg - Systemtechnik - Germany    ]
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