Find out my Linux distribution name and version

cat /proc/version

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2010-10-20 15:56:10
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No distro name on Red Hat Enterprise systems. Looks more like an enhansed output of uname -a (with data like kernel, builder, gcc used, build-date). Example on Red Hat: # cat /proc/version Linux version 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 (mockbuild@x86-006.build.bos.redhat.com) (gcc version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-48)) #1 SMP Wed Jun 23 10:52:51 EDT 2010
d2 · 400 weeks and 3 days ago

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