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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cygwin-1.7.3-1

On Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 03:57:24PM +0300, Matthias Andree wrote:
>Tim McDaniel wrote on 2010-04-05:
>> On Mon, 5 Apr 2010, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 05:42:05PM +1000, Rurik Christiansen wrote:
>>>> * How do I know what the current release is ? (e.g. is there
>>>> something like /etc/redhat-release or whatever ? The docs mention
>>>> /var/log/setup ... but is not clear at all)
>>> ... Otherwise, as Dave Korn suggests, you can *read the website*.
>> I suppose that "/etc/redhat-release" is not as well-known a concept as
>> he or I had thought.  As I understand it, it's a file that's
>> maintained by the Redhat installation software to show, in an easy
>> human-readable way, what is currently installed on the running system.
>> It is only updated by new installs run on the machine.  I think that
>> some other distributions put something in /etc/motd.
>There's the LSB, Linux Standards Base, and it supports a "lsb_release"  
>command, try "lsb_release -a" for a start, here a few samplers:

So, did anyone actually read my response here about how this wouldn't
work for Cygwin?  If so, you'd have to think that these responses were
pretty off-topic.


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