osinfo-detect man page

osinfo-detect ā€” Detect the operating system on installable media or trees


osinfo-detect [Options...] PATH|URI


Examine the "PATH" or "URI" to determine what (if any) operating system it is for, and whether it is installable or is a Live image. By default "PATH" or "URI" will be interpreted as pointing to ISO media. To request examination of an install tree instead, the option "--type=tree" should be given.

The output information is formatted for humans; to obtain machine readable output, the option "--format=env" should be given to produce shell-like key/value pairs.



Switch between human readable output (plain, the default) or machine readable output (env).


Switch between looking for CD/DVD ISO media (media, the default) or install trees (tree)

Exit Status

The exit status will be 0 if an operating system was detected, or 1 if none was found.


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) <zeeshanak@gnome.org>, Daniel P. Berrange <berrange@redhat.com>


"osinfo-detect" is distributed under the termsof the GNU LGPL v2 license. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE

Referenced By


2018-06-20 libosinfo-1.2.0 Virtualization Support