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How do I identify which Linux distro is running? [duplicate]

We have some new hardware in our office which runs its own customized Linux OS. How do I go about figuring which distro it's based on?
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How to know which Linux and which version I am using [duplicate]

When I run cat /proc/version command in terminal, I got below output: Linux version 2.6.18-348.1.1.0.1.el5 (mockbuild@ca-build56.us.oracle.com) (gcc version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-54)) #1 SMP ...
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How can I identify the variant of Unix/Linux from a shell? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get distribution name and version number in a simple shell script? Given a shell, how can I identify the variant of Unix/Linux that is running on a remote server?
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How can I recognize that a certain Linux distribution is based on Debian, looking at file structure? [duplicate]

I have an unknown (let's assume uname -a returns nothing) Linux distribution I have root access to. How can I verify, looking at file structure, that it is based on Debian?
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uname -a doesn't show linux distribution version [duplicate]

I try to know the linux distribution version of a remote linux machine. After trying several commands, I still can't identify the linux distribution version $ uname -a Linux server1 2.6.18 #1 Thu Jan ...
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Reading Linux distribution name from filesystem or command [duplicate]

I need to collect some system info from linux machines and decide what to do based on some distribution/version -specific conditionals. To simplify my example, I concocted a fictitious ...
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Which tool can tell me the distribution of Linux that is running when uname is generic? [duplicate]

I normally use uname to determine which OS is running, but I have accounts on several machines where I don't know the particular distribution that is running. When uname returns Linux, I tried uname -...
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What Linux distro is this? [duplicate]

I ran uname -a but I still have no clue what distro this is. The result: Linux (none) 3.18.0 #4 Sun May 29 03:28:04 CEST 2016 i686 GNU/Linux All I can get from that is that it has a i686 processor, ...
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How to determine distribution from command line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bash: Get Distribution Name and Version Number Given (root) access to a machine with Linux through the command line(over ssh), how can I determine which distribution is ...
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Command to yield just the linux distribution name only [duplicate]

Suppose I have a set of pre-requisites I need to install for any of a number of linux distributions. In this case, I'd need to switch my install expression against the distribution. I am aware of ...
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Linux Operating System and Version, Regardless of Distibution [duplicate]

I would like to know a linux command that can tell me the operating system and version regardless of what distribution I am using as it seems different distributions have a different way of doing this....
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How can I get my Linux distribution name and version using the command line ? [duplicate]

I have Linux Mint Version 7.1 Rebecca. What do I need to write in the command line in order to find this information. I tried uname -a , but I got informations about my computer name, Kernel Version ...
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How to identify a drive's distro/OS based on its root folder [duplicate]

I have several hard drives loaded with Linux/UNIX-style operating systems. Is there some way to tell the distribution or operating system installed on the drive without booting into each individually? ...
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How to determine Linux kernel architecture?

uname -m gives i686 and uname -m gives i686 i386 output in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga) machine. I need to install Oracle Database 10g Release 2 on that machine. So, how can I ...
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How can I reliably get the operating system's name?

Say I am logged into a remote system, how can I know what it's running? On most modern Linuxes (Linuces?), you have the lsb_release command: $ lsb_release -ic Distributor ID: LinuxMint Codename: ...

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