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how to detect if Windows or Linux is running?
- From: "H. S." <hs dot samix at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 17:07:15 -0500
- Subject: how to detect if Windows or Linux is running?
I have installed Cygwin on a Windows XP computer to get rsync and ssh
running so that I can backup my important data on a Linux computer on my
home LAN. The idea is to use rsync to make rolling backups of my Windows
data automatically, say, once or twice a day and to retain last N
backups (N most probably going to be 10~20).
But the problem I had not foreseen is that I dual boot this Windows
machine between Windows XP and Debian. How should I gracefully let the
rsync server know if this computer is running Linux or XP?
I know that if the computer is running Linux, the rsync server will
never find /cygdrive/... folders and will just quite with an error. But
this is not 'clean', it will result in mails to the rsync server root
about the error.
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