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lsb_release - print distribution-specific information
command provides certain LSB (Linux Standard Base) and
If no options are given, the -v option is assumed.
The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (`--').
A summary of options are included below.
- -v, --version
Show the version of the LSB against which your current installation is
compliant. The version is expressed as a colon separated list of LSB
- -i, --id
Display the distributor's ID.
- -d, --description
Display a description of the currently installed distribution.
- -r, --release
Display the release number of the currently installed distribution.
- -c, --codename
Display the code name of the currently installed distribution.
- -a, --all
Display all of the above information.
- -s, --short
Use the short output format for any information displayed. This
format omits the leading header(s).
- -h, --help
Show summary of options.
This is a reimplementation of the
command provided by the Free Standards Group. Any bugs are solely the
responsibility of the author below.
Detection of systems using a mix of packages from various distributions
or releases is something of a black art; the current heuristic tends
to assume that the installation is of the earliest distribution which
is still being used by
but that heuristic is subject to error.
Chris Lawrence <firstname.lastname@example.org
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