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Just want to know what OS is, Fedora/RH/...
Tried the following on a redhat machine:
uname -o : GNU/Linux
Linux version 2.6.18-164.el5 (email@example.com) (gcc version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-46)) #1 SMP Tue Aug 18 15:51:54 EDT 2009
use uname -r , the output shall be [user@localhost etc]# uname -r
means it is a fedora 10 machine.
There are sometimes problems with that method determining between centos and redhat. Both report the same for kernel version, although it's good for sorting out fedora. Debian for instance doesn't report anything regarding itself with a uname -r (2.6.26-2-686) and an -a reports additional information you can sometimes sort through to tell the distribution.