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Linux – Find out which OS distro

So how do you get the distro name of the Linux you are using? The uname command doesn't really help a lot of time. [code] $ uname -a Linux hackbox 2.6.32-131.17.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Oct 6 19:24:09 BST 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux [/code] Try looking for the details in /proc/version. [code] $ cat /proc/version Linux version 2.6.32-5-xen-amd64 (Debian 2.6.32-31) (captain@hacksparrow.com) (gcc versi ...