[TAG] Re: 2c tip - vmlinuz from when and where?
thomas_adam16 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 13 11:40:23 MSD 2004
--- Neil Youngman <n.youngman at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> > I'll tell you how I ask it :D
> > [root at somebox] /# strings vmlinuz | grep 200
> > 2.6.0-test7-1-386 (herbert at gondolin) #1 Sun Oct 12 10:29:56 EST 2003
This assumes that the kernel was made sometimes this century. What if it
wasn't? Ok, well *we* could do:
strings /boot/vmlinuz | egrep '(199|200)'
> I find myself wondering what this tells me that I don't get from uname
The only thing I can see that makes this rather clunky method useful is if
that particular kernel was not running at the time.
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