Standard way to detect the Linux distro installed

Simon Epsteyn seva at
Wed Jul 26 11:07:46 PDT 2000

On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Ivan Passos wrote:

> Being able to detect the Linux distro type and, if possible, its 
> version, would be really useful.
> Does this already exist in the LSB?? If not, what do you think about 
> it? Is it a good idea?!?! I really think it is.

I think this is the opposite of what LSB is trying to do.  All that LSB
should and will provide you is the ability to see whether the system is LSB
compliant and which version of LSB it is compliant to.


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