ANNOUNCEMENT: /bin/lsb_release V1.3
The Linux Standard Base has just released V1.3 of /bin/lsb_release. This
utility prints certain LSB (Linux Standard Base) and Distribution
information that cannot otherwise be consistently derived from uname(1) or
-v) Display version of LSB against which distribution is compliant.
-i) Display string id of distributor.
-d) Display single line text description of distribution.
-r) Display release number of distribution.
-c) Display codename according to distribution release.
-a) Display all of the above information.
-s) Display all of the above information in short output format.
The source, RPM packages, and DEB packages can be downloaded from:
Bug reports can be filed at:
We would like to ask the GNU/Linux distributions to review, comment, and
consider including this utility in their distributions.
George Kraft IV
512-838-2688; t/l 678-2688
IBM Linux Technology Center
FSG's Linux Standard Base