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

Stephan Lauffer lauffer at ph-freiburg.de
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:
/etc/redhat-release
/etc/SuSE-release
/etc/debian_version

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
DISTRIBUTION = SuSE
VERSION = 7.0
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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