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[Discuss] Getting OS/HW details?

On Nov 2, 2012, at 1:09 PM, Scott Ehrlich 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?

My approach would be to use something that's already available, unless there was a pressing need otherwise. I'd suggest "facter" by folks at the Puppet labs:

# facter operatingsystem

# facter operatingsystemrelease

# facter productname

There are a lot more facts built-in:
# facter | wc -l


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