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Old 02-03-2006, 05:36 AM   #1
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Contents of /etc/<distribution>_version and /etc/<distribution>-release


I'm gathering some information about Linux distros and I'd like to know:

1) Does the file /etc/slackware-release exist on Slackware Linux ?

2) What are the contents of this file ?


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Old 02-03-2006, 05:39 AM   #2
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Contents of /etc/<distribution>_version and /etc/<distribution>-release

I'm gathering some information about Linux distros and I'd like to know:

1) Does the file /etc/debian_version exist on Debian Linux ?
Is there any other file that contains the release information ?

What about Ubuntu ?


2) What are the contents of this file ?


Thanks
 
Old 02-03-2006, 05:42 AM   #3
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Contents of /etc/mandrake-release

I'm gathering some information about Linux distros and I'd like to know:

1) Does the file /etc/mandrake-release exist on Mandriva Linux ?
If not, what is the new name of this file ?

2) What are the contents of this file ?


Thanks
 
Old 02-03-2006, 05:43 AM   #4
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Contents of /etc/SuSE-release

I'm gathering some information about Linux distros and I'd like to know:

1) Does the file /etc/SuSE-release exist on SuSE/Novell Linux ?

2) What are the contents of this file ?


Thanks
 
Old 02-03-2006, 05:43 AM   #5
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There's a slackware-version file in /etc

it contains:
Code:
Slackware 10.2.0
 
Old 02-03-2006, 06:15 AM   #6
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Because all 4 threads are identical, I have merged them and moved them to Linux-Distributions. The files will contain the version number.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 06:46 AM   #7
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@truthfatal: Thank you for the info.

@XavierP: I apologize, that was a stupid what I did... thanks for merging threads.
 
  


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