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Old 02-08-2005, 11:56 AM   #1
nevarlen
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How can I tell which Distro I have?


Hey All,
I have done some research on how to see which distro is in use, but most of the solutions required rebooting. As I am a production server, how can tell which distro I have without rebooting. Coorect If I am wrong, uname -a will only display the kernel type right?
Thanks alot in advance..
 
Old 02-08-2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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If it's a debian you can find out with this: cat /etc/*version* && ls -l /etc |grep version
Don't know which distros it works on though.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 12:22 PM   #3
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Thanks a million, luckily it was debian and it worked..
 
Old 02-08-2005, 12:24 PM   #4
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Heh, wonder what the odds are
 
  


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