Determining Linux Distribution

Joel Sherrill joel at
Wed Sep 9 20:30:39 UTC 2020


Chris mentioned this and then the thread moved on. Based on reading a few
pages, each distribution has its own place to state the distribution name.
Which makes the problem a bit recursive.  But some nice soul put together a
shell script which is supposed to identify the distribution.

I would suggest we all try this script on various distributions we have
access to and see how good it does. If it works, converting it into a
Python helper would be the next step.

It reports CentOS 7 as "centos"

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