How to find out what Linux distribution is


cat /etc/*release  
Most distributions put a release file in /etc/ (like /etc/redhat-release/etc/gentoo-release, etc.) which usually has the version number of your distribution in it.

$ cat /etc/*release
Oracle Linux Server release 7.7
NAME="Oracle Linux Server"
VERSION="7.7"
ID="ol"
ID_LIKE="fedora"
VARIANT="Server"
VARIANT_ID="server"
VERSION_ID="7.7"
PRETTY_NAME="Oracle Linux Server 7.7"
ANSI_COLOR="0;31"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7:7:server"
HOME_URL="https://linux.oracle.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugzilla.oracle.com/"

ORACLE_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT="Oracle Linux 7"
ORACLE_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT_VERSION=7.7
ORACLE_SUPPORT_PRODUCT="Oracle Linux"
ORACLE_SUPPORT_PRODUCT_VERSION=7.7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.7 (Maipo)
Oracle Linux Server release 7.7

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