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Linux 2.6 - man page for lsb_release (linux section 1)

lsb_release(1)									   lsb_release(1)

NAME
       lsb_release - print distribution-specific information

SYNOPSIS
       lsb_release [options]

DESCRIPTION
       The  lsb_release  command provides certain LSB (Linux Standard Base) and distribution-spe-
       cific information.

       If no options are given, the -v option is assumed.

OPTIONS
       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 module descriptions.

       -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.

NOTES
       This  is  a  reimplementation  of  the  lsb_release 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 .B apt  but  that  heuristic  is
       subject to error.

SEE ALSO
       lsb(8)

AUTHOR
       Chris Lawrence <lawrencc@debian.org>.

										   lsb_release(1)


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