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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for lsb_release (redhat section 1)

FSG(1)					       FSG					   FSG(1)

NAME
       FSG - manual page for FSG lsb_release v1.4

SYNOPSIS
       lsb_release [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION
       FSG  lsb_release  v1.4  prints certain LSB (Linux Standard Base) and Distribution informa-
       tion.

       With no OPTION specified it is the same as -v.

OPTIONS
       -v, --version

	      Display the version of the LSB specification against which the distribution is com-
	      pliant.

       -i, --id

	      Display the string id of the distributor.

       -d, --description

	      Display the single line text description of the distribution.

       -r, --release

	      Display the release number of the distribution.

       -c, --codename

	      Display the codename according to the distribution release.

       -a, --all

	      Display all of the above information.

       -s, --short

	      Display all of the above information in short output format.

       -h, --help

	      Display this message.

FILES
       If  the	installation  is  LSB  compliant,  the "/etc/lsb-release" file should contain the
       LSB_VERSION field. The value of the field should be the version number of the LSB specifi-
       cation  against which the installation is compliant. If the installation is not compliant,
       the above field should not be present.

       Optional fields are DISTRIB_ID, DISTRIB_RELEASE, DISTRIB_CODENAME, DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION and
       can be used to overwrite information which is parsed from the next file.

       The  "/etc/[distrib]-release"  file  contains  a  description  line which is parsed to get
       information (especially on currently non-LSB compliant systems).

       The required line style is:
       "Distributor release x.x (Codename)"

       Where Distributor can be a couple of words, but then concatenated (i.e. Linux Foo BarLinux
       Linux -> FooBarLinux),
       x.x  starts  with a digit followed by any non-blank characters, Codename will also be con-
       catenated (blanks cleanup only).

       And release is a keyword not to be used in DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION if you don't want to  over-
       write "/etc/[distrib]-release" data.

       Notice:	To  support  the Debian distributions' lack of information (see "/etc/debian_ver-
       sion" file) some have been directly added into the lsb_release script.

EXAMPLES
       The /etc/lsb-release file contains:

       LSB_VERSION="1.0"
       DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="I enjoy using my distrib"

       And the /etc/foobar-release file contains:

       My Linux Distrib release 1.0RC4 (TryIt)

       $ ./lsb_release --all
       LSB Version:    1.0
       Distributor ID: MyDistrib
       Description:    I enjoy using my distrib
       Release:        1.0RC4
       Codename:       TryIt

       $ ./lsb_release -a -s
       1.0 MyDistrib "I enjoy using my distrib" 1.0RC4 TryIt

       Then simply without the "/etc/lsb-release" file, that means result on a non-LSB	compliant
       distrib:
       $ ./lsb_release -a
       LSB Version:    n/a
       Distributor ID: MyDistrib
       Description:    My Linux Distrib release 1.0RC4 (TryIt)
       Release:        1.0RC4
       Codename:       TryIt

AUTHOR
       Written by Dominique MASSONIE.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report  bugs to <mdomi@users.sourceforge.net>.  Include a complete, self contained example
       that will allow the bug to be reproduced, and say which version	of  lsb_release  you  are
       using.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2000 Free Software Group, Inc.
       This  is  free software; see the source for copying conditions.	There is NO warranty; not
       even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

FSG lsb_release v1.4			  February 2003 				   FSG(1)


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