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Re: standard for distribution identification

Circa 2001-Jun-11 10:23:02 -0400 dixit Trond Eivind Glomsrød:

: Candee Sumner <candee.sumner@mscsoftware.com> writes:
: > I have noticed that some distributions use an /etc/<DISTRO_NAME>-release
: > file that contains similar information. For example, Redhat has an
: > /etc/redhat-release file. Is this a standard? 
: Not that I know of, but we started this with Red Hat Linux 3.0.3
: (Picasso) AFAIR.

Yes, that's when Red Hat started using /etc/redhat-release.  3.0.3 was
released in February or March of 1996.

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