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Hi All, I am new to linux, I have recently got access to a linux box and have access to the desktop using a vncclient. I have found out the ...
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    which distro am I using?


    Hi All,
    I am new to linux, I have recently got access to a linux box and have access to the desktop using a vncclient. I have found out the desktop manager running which is Xfce. But how do I know which distro of Linux am I using? Is there any command which tells that?

    Thanks.

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    Hi leostar_77,

    Welcome to the LinuxForums.

    find files having word 'release' in their names in /etc folder and check contents. its 'lsb-release' most likely.
    Code:
    ls /etc/*release*
    cat /etc/<file_name>
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    Thank you. Its redhat.

    cat /etc/redhat-release
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 4)

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