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[Discuss] Getting OS/HW details?

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:09 PM, Scott Ehrlich <srehrlich at> wrote:
> If I wanted to write a script to obtain distro flavor (Ubuntu, CentOS,
> RH, Mint, BSD, Solaris, etc), major/minor version (5.3, 10.6, etc),
> hardware brand/make/model, at least for starters, what would be the
> best way to attack it?

For systems that support the Linux Standard Base (LSB), the
/etc/lsb-release file and lsb_release command are good ways to
get OS information.

For hardware, if you are running as root and it is installed; the
dmidecode command is a good start.

Good Luck,
Bill Bogstad

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