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    Its /etc/issue in Debian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by svinoba View Post
    saad wants to know which distro so 'cat /etc/*-release' does not help. if he has root access then kieren's suggestion works best. 'uname -a' too. Btw, on my debian there is no lsb_release command.
    Why would it not work. Most distros have an /etc/{DISTRONAME}-release file, but Debian and derivatives do their own thing (whats new there ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Its /etc/issue in Debian.
    Thanks DC.

    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    Why would it not work. Most distros have an /etc/{DISTRONAME}-release file,
    My confusion was, when OP wants to know which distro his server runs, how can he fill {DISTRIBUTION} in the said command. I did not know about the generic '*-release'.

    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    ..but Debian and derivatives do their own thing (whats new there ).
    Partly my fault too. Am a distro-slut, keep hopping from distro to distro never learning one thoroughly...

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    My confusion was, when OP wants to know which distro his server runs, how can he fill {DISTRIBUTION} in the said command. I did not know about the generic '*-release'.
    Look into wild cards if you haven't already done so and it will all make sense. Take a look here for a quick guide to wildcards.

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