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Re: how to detect if Windows or Linux is running?

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) wrote:
H. S. wrote:

Christopher Faylor wrote:

On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 05:07:15PM -0500, H. S. wrote:


I have installed Cygwin on a Windows XP computer to get rsync and
ssh running so that I can backup my important data on a Linux
computer on my home LAN. The idea is to use rsync to make rolling
backups of my Windows data automatically, say, once or twice a day
and to retain last N backups (N most probably going to be 10~20).

But the problem I had not foreseen is that I dual boot this Windows
machine between Windows XP and Debian. How should I gracefully let
the rsync server know if this computer is running Linux or XP?

I know that if the computer is running Linux, the rsync server will
never find /cygdrive/... folders and will just quite with an error.
But this is not 'clean', it will result in mails to the rsync
server root about the error.


Perhaps you could look for environmental variables that Windows sets but
Linux doesn't.  COMSPEC, windir, SystemDrive, SystemRoot, ProgramFiles,

er .. how can I do that using SSH and non-interactively?


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