What is my host operating system (in Lua)
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Source code: getos Module: U112
--[[ What operating system?
Lua has only a small library of built in functions - often
you have to pull in a library from another source, or write
Here is the start of a piece of code to identify operating
system information (such as which OS you're running on.
-- Unix, Linux varients
fh,err = io.popen("uname -o 2>/dev/null","r")
if fh then
osname = fh:read()
if osname then return osname end
-- Add code for other operating systems here
os = getos()
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