newbie:trying to read in stdoutput of commands under various *nixes

Christopher T King squirrel at WPI.EDU
Wed Jul 14 15:10:40 CEST 2004

On 13 Jul 2004, googleboy wrote:

> I am doing something really simple - trying to write something that
> will get the results of a uname command to decide whether the system
> is Linux or OpenBSD in preparation for running a couple of commands

sys.platform should do the trick. If you need more detailed info, the 
undocumented 'platform' module (available in 2.3 and up) will give it to 
you (platform.uname() in particular).

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