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cat /etc/*-release

By: frank514
2010-10-20 15:03:39

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What Others Think

cat /etc/*ase works across Solaris 8-10, Red Hat, Ubuntu and probably most others. That, plus uname -a to get kernel version data.
d2 · 616 weeks and 2 days ago
Doesn't work on Debian. Nor *-relase, nor *ase.
dooblem · 616 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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