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Figure out your Linux distro

Problem
You want to figure out the name and version of your current Linux distribution.

Solution
Issue the following command:

cat /etc/lsb-release

Sample output:

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=oneiric
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.10"

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