Section: User Commands (1)
The lsb_release command provides certain LSB (Linux Standard Base) and distribution-specific information.
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 installation is compliant. The version is expressed as a colon separated 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 distribution.:
- -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.:
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.
Chris Lawrence <[email protected]>.