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Date:      Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:41:19 +1000
From:      Da Rock <freebsd-questions@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD-update?
Message-ID:  <517889BF.3020205@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
In-Reply-To: <201304242307.r3ON7AEg039368@chilled.skew.org>
References:  <201304242307.r3ON7AEg039368@chilled.skew.org>

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On 04/25/13 09:07, Mike Brown wrote:
> Da Rock wrote:
>> sysctl kern.version
> For me, that's the same info as in uname -a.
>
> Try this:
>
> grep -v # /usr/src/sys/conf/newvers.sh | head -4
That shows even less. But the point of the OP was having a file in etc 
with the info on version, which I fell could be redundant given the 
excessive detail available in sysctl which is what it is meant for. 
uname actually refers to the sysctl as a neat command for a shell user, 
doesn't it?



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