lsb_release(1) General Commands Manual lsb_release(1)
lsb_release - print distribution-specific information
The lsb_release command provides certain LSB (Linux Standard Base) and
If no options are given, the -v option is assumed.
The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (`--'). A summary of options are
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.
Display the distributor's ID.
Display a description of the currently installed distribution.
Display the release number of the currently installed distribu-
Display the code name of the currently installed distribution.
Display all of the above information.
Use the short output format for any information displayed. This
format omits the leading header(s).
Show summary of options.
This is a reimplementation of the lsb_release command provided by the
Free Standards Group. Any bugs are solely the responsibility of the
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.
Chris Lawrence <email@example.com>.