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I have to find out which Linux distribution is running on a server. From uname -a I have the following output:

$ uname -a
Linux lvmfacelifttap2b 3.10.0-514.6.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP SUn Dec 11 12:25:18 EST 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I've tried googling but I couldn't find a match. Any help how to find out the distribution ? Thanks

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.el7.

means Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

  • That's the name in the kernel, anyway, which is a good hint, but certainly doesn't require a particular distribution around it. – Jeff Schaller Jul 6 '17 at 20:53
  • It could also be CentOS. I think CentOS also has kernel's ending in el – Munir Jul 6 '17 at 22:22
  • Thanks a lot! Now that I have access to the shell I can confirm it's a RHEL – Francesco Marchioni Jul 7 '17 at 6:51

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