[Mono-list] How can the assembly check the OS it's on?

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor@vt.edu
07 Mar 2003 16:24:32 -0500

Easiest way I'm aware of is to check
System.IO.Path.DirectorySeparatorChar.  It's '\\' on Win32, '/' on Unix.

Alas, I'm not aware of any other way, which pretty much prevents
checking for Mac OS X vs. Linux vs. Solaris vs. AIX...

I'd love to hear of a better form of checking.

 - Jon

On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 10:44, Charles-Louis wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering if it was possible for an assembly to now on which OS it
> is running?
> eg. if I'm running on windows, I'll use the Windows System logs, and if
> I'm on Linux, i'll use the Linux logs...
> I'd like my compiled assembly to detect it, and I'd rather not use an
> App.config file for this.
> Is this possible?
> Thanks