I'm trying to retrieve the distro name from the
lsb_release -i output, but using
lsb_release -i | sed 's/Distributor ID: //g'
won't do the trick.
What am I doing wrong? Or maybe should I change the tool?
You do not have to manipulate the output if you add the
--short option which according to the help "show requested information in short format".
The character after the colon is a tab, not a space. Use
/g is not needed because the pattern is not repeated on the line.
You can also use much simpler
lsb_release -i | cut -f2-
man page of
-s, --short Use the short output format for any information displayed. This format omits the leading header(s).
On my machine:
bburns@bjb-laptop:~$ lsb_release -is Ubuntu