How to identify Linux Platforms in C Program at Runtime

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    How to identify Linux Platforms in C Program at Runtime

    Hi,

    I need to write a peice of code which is different in Linux AS2.1 and AS3.0. Both are 32 bit m/cs. How can i identify it??

    Thanks in adv,
    Molu

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    What exactly are AS and m/c?
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    I'm guessing m/c is microcontroller. Look at /proc/cpuinfo to see if there's a processor difference?

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    AS refers to advance server

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    What does the processor have to do with Linux?

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    u can use :


    system( " uname -o ");

    the system call lets u execiute shell commands inside ur c programs.. check the man pages for "uname" and its options..
    i hope this solves ur problem

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    Basically he's looking to tell the difference between two Red Hat (I'm assuming) operating system versions.

    On RedHat, I believe if you read from /proc/version you might find a way to figure out what OS you're running....

    Your mileage may vary of course.
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