Sorry for the beginner question but can one guess what OS this is from the named folder in the structure?

I was not allowed to post the picture but perhaps the link works. (have no text-based img).

Super-mysterious Operating System...

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    This being a relevant question because?
    – andol
    Aug 3, 2014 at 17:05
  • So a question about this as to what "operatingsystem" the folders in the structure hints at is not a question to ask at this forum? Being visited by both BSD and LINUX people it should be a simple question needing a quick response? Do you not know the OS? I think it is as the person wrote being "FreeBSD" but this is to settle a discussion and we needed some external input. Aug 3, 2014 at 17:06
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    This isn't a forum. Also, boot the system and run uname -r. Aug 3, 2014 at 17:07
  • Yes, that folder structure do look FreeBSD:ish to me too. Still don't see why we would like to play that guessing-game.
    – andol
    Aug 3, 2014 at 17:09
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    Definitely some unix variant. Most of the directories you'd expect to find on a Linux system, but not all of them. Filenames in boot as well as the presence of any etc/*-release files could provide additional hints.
    – kasperd
    Aug 3, 2014 at 17:13

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Weird question.

It's probably FreeBSD, based on the /etc/devd and /etc/boot/zfs presence.

  • Thanks! I was almost certain since the init.d was not around in the /etc catalog. Most appreciated. Aug 3, 2014 at 17:13

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