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How to detect OS is SLES 10 or not


I would like to programmatically find if given OS is SLES 10 / RHEL 3/.RHEL 4/RHEL5 etc ..
For this do we have any library call/sys call? Or should we use any sys. structure which would give me detailed info. Share me if you have any pointers.

Thanks in advance
- Krishna
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Old 11-10-2008
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