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Re: OT: How to determine which distro(Debian,RH, etc)?

On 27-Aug-99 Seth R Arnold wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 1999 at 11:28:16AM -0500, Brian Servis wrote:
>> I know that Debian has a file /etc/debian_version which is part of the 
>> base-files package so that should be present on all Debian machines.
>> What do other dists have that is a sure way of knowing what dist is set
>> up on the machine?
> Well, /etc/redhat-release and IIRC /etc/SuSE-Version are two more to add
> to
> the list.

What about 'uname -a' ? Will that do it?
You could read /etc/issue or /etc/issue.net but I for one change those for
security reasons.

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