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RE: /etc/redhat-release



> The "pain point" I mentioned was the inconsistent treatment of
> /etc/redhat-release which causes maintenance work for those of us who
> do need to parse it in scripts over time. We can expect distinct cases
> for each major release of RHEL but there have also been occasions
> where this file has changed in unpredictable ways across minor update
> levels as well.

Have you thought about parsing the output of "rpm -q redhat-release"?  I have need of the same functionality and was going to use this approach.

Matt



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