lsb_release(1)                                                                                                                  lsb_release(1)


       lsb_release - print distribution-specific information


       lsb_release [options]


       The lsb_release command provides certain LSB (Linux Standard Base) and distribution-specific information.

       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
       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 .B apt but that heuristic is subject
       to error.




       Chris Lawrence <>.


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