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Old 09-22-2005, 11:27 AM   #1
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Shell Command to get Distribution Flavor


Is there a shell command that will help know what flavor of linux is running on system? The systems i use do not use x11, so everything is in command line mode. thanks in advance.
Old 09-22-2005, 12:08 PM   #2
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If you want to know what distro the computer is running you could try something liike

cat /proc/version

That should give you some info on the cpu and the kernel, which usually says the distro name such as gentoo, mdk for mandriva, rh for redhat and so on
Hope this helps
Old 09-22-2005, 12:12 PM   #3
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Thanks that sure worked.


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