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Old 03-28-2006, 05:27 AM   #1
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comd to konow which distribution im running

what is the command to know which distribution of debian Im running..
because if I do a uname -r, I get only the kernel version..
I would like to know for example if it is Debian Sarge or Debian woody..
Old 03-28-2006, 06:40 AM   #2
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you could try looking in /etc/version or /etc/release or something (the files vary depending on distro)

unless you run your own kernel i think the debian packaged ones include the version in their package name


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