Linux command for finding OS and its version

$ cat /etc/*-release

lsb_release Command

The lsb_release command displays certain LSB (Linux Standard Base) and distribution-specific information. Type the following command:

$ lsb_release -a

Reference:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/find-linux-distribution-name-version-number/

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Author: Abhilash

Hi, this is Abhilash - Senior Programmer Analyst at CoMakeIT, specialised on web programming. Mainly working on Ruby On Rails platform since 2010.

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