uname output

George Georgalis george at galis.org
Sat Jul 30 16:45:17 PDT 2005

On Sun, Jul 31, 2005 at 12:29:43AM +0100, Liam J. Foy wrote:
>On Sat(30)/Jul/05 - , George Georgalis wrote:
>> I'm porting some scripts to work under BSD. In some cases I need to test
>> the OS they are running on; the other mainline BSDs have 'BSD' in their
>> 'uname' output, but dfly reads 'DragonFly' would it be reasonable to
>> change it to DragonFlyBSD? Or maybe there is a better way to check?
>Can you not just test for 'DragonFly' ?

It's not really a problem, just a subtlety that may not be desireable.

case "`uname`" in
                statopts="-f %Mp%Lp:%u:%g:%N"
                statopts="-c %a:%u:%g:%n"
                err="wrong OS."

// George

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