lsb_release

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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 information.

       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 compliant.

       -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 specification 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 concatenated (blanks cleanup only).

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

       Notice: To support the Debian distributions' lack of information (see
       "/etc/debian_version" 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 © 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                July 2020                             FSG(1)