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

Christopher Yeoh cyeoh at
Fri Aug 11 01:13:59 PDT 2000

Stephan Lauffer writes:
> 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?

Hi Stephan,

This issue was talked about a couple of weeks ago. For the discussion
have a look at the thread starting at:

At the last LSB meeting it was decided that this and other information
would be available through an extension to uname.

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