lsb_release(1)



lsb_release(1)              General Commands Manual             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-specific 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 installa-
              tion  is  compliant.   The version is expressed as a colon sepa-
              rated 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  distribu-
              tion.

       -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 apt but that heuristic is subject to error.

SEE ALSO
       lsb(8)

AUTHOR
       Chris Lawrence <lawrencc@debian.org>.

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