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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;



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


Report all operating systems with matching media, instead of only the first match.

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


2024-03-28 libosinfo-1.11.0