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Here is how you can find out when logged in through SSH:
# uname -a
This generally won't tell you as much as you'd like.
# cat /proc/version
This will generally tell you more than you'd like.
Once you know that you are running Red Hat for example, you can get to the point with:
# cat /etc/redhat-release
Or on Debian:
# cat /etc/debian_version
Awesome, thanks :)
Thanks a lot for sharing this :)
I was struggling to know which linux flavour my server runs. The cmd was really helpful :) Thanks.
#cat /etc/issue or
Thank you I did # cat /proc/version and worked perfectly on Red hat
Thanks. This was what I was looking for.
#cat /etc/lsb-release ##Gives distro’s ID, Release, Codename, and Discription