Re: Find Linux OS Brand and Version

From: Jose Maria Lopez Hernandez (
Date: 03/04/05

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    Klist Smith wrote:
    > Given a Linux harddisk, how can I find out the brand and version of the
    > Linux OS installed?
    > Any readme or text file or any command I can use pls?
    > Thanks.

    Try /etc/issue and /etc/ That's how the system
    defines itself. But have in mind that it can be forged.


    Jose Maria Lopez Hernandez
    Director Tecnico de bgSEC
    bgSEC Seguridad y Consultoria de Sistemas Informaticos
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