Re: How to find which Linux distribution running ? Any command like "uname -a" ?
From: Lew Pitcher (lpitcher_at_sympatico.ca)
Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2004 00:04:42 -0400
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Karl Johansen wrote:
> How to find which Linux distribution running ?
> Is there any command similar to "uname -a" to tell me the Linux distribution
Often, there is a file in /etc that contains some indication of the
distribution name and release number. For slackware (for instance), there is
/etc/slackware-version. In other distributions, there are other files
(usually, a /etc/*-release file).
But, there's no guarantee that such a file exists in each and every
distribution, or that the file was retained by the installer.
Master Codewright & JOAT-in-training | GPG public key available on request
Registered Linux User #112576 (http://counter.li.org/)
Slackware - Because I know what I'm doing.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://enigmail.mozdev.org
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----