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How to Detect Linux Distribution with Bash

How to Detect Linux Distribution with Bash

This is a simple bash function to get Linux dIstro information such as distribution, architecture and Kernel version. I have managed to use this function in many of my scripts when sending monitoring emails. The Basic Function The function simply queries lsb-release for the distribution information and adds it to  a variable. lsb-release is not in all distributions, however if that is missing it will check other areas that this information might be.