are there some function in C to notify about the OS used?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sun Nov 27 18:23:01 GMT 2005

On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 07:16:21PM +0100, Javier Matos wrote:

> I was programming an application to work with system process that can
> be found in /proc path and now I must to migrate my application to a
> linux OS but the structure of status file is different. I made two
> procedures to take information about status files, one for FreeBSD and
> another for Linux... , now I need some function in C to notify about
> the OS used to run the application to select between two
> procedures... but I can?t find it, can anyone help me?

FILE *f = popen("uname", "r");

Read the name from the pipe f, and then pclose(f);

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