Check which Linux Distribution is probably running (Update)

There is no cross-distribution way. However:

  • Redhat and friends: Test for /etc/redhat-release, check contents
  • Debian: Test for /etc/debian_version, check contents
  • Mandriva and friends: Test for /etc/version, check contents
  • Slackware: Test for /etc/slackware-version, check contents

Etc. Generally speaking, check for /etc/*-release and /etc/*-version.

Use the Linux Standard Base

lsb_release -a

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