How to detect my OS info?

Sean 'Shaleh' Perry shalehperry at attbi.com
Wed Feb 26 05:01:24 CET 2003


On Tuesday 25 February 2003 19:36, Peter Wu wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I use Windows and FreeBSD interchangeably. I want to write a .signature
> script that can detect my OS respectively.
>
> Under FreeBSD, I can fire 'uname -rs' to get the information I need and
> under Windows, I may need to leverage 'ver' to get the info.
>
> Is there a one-stop solution from Python? I mean I just write one python
> script and it can work both on Windows and FreeBSD? Thanks.

>>> import os
>>> os.name
'posix'

you should get something like "winnt" under Windows.





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