Find out OS version and plattform?

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Sat Jun 13 13:54:23 UTC 2020

On 6/13/20 3:20 AM, Yuri Pankov wrote:
> Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
>> On Sat, 13 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0100
>> Matthew Seaman <matthew at> wrote:
>>> On 12/06/2020 10:03, Ede Wolf wrote:
>>>> linux has something like /etc/os-release, which is a textfile, is there
>>>> an equivalent [method] in FreeBSD?
>>> Yes.  It's exactly the same.
>>     Since when ? There isn't one on my 12.1p3 box.
> It seems to be only in stable/12 and head at the moment, and it's 
> /var/run/os-release by default.
the last (/var/run/...) must be related to STABLE only as well. 
Incidentally, the OP's question was about [which version...] filesystem 
contains, - filesystem is mounted on different machine, not booted. 
/var/run/... will not give OP correct answer.


Valeri Galtsev
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University of Chicago
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