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Is there a way to find out, using the terminal, what ubuntu release an unofficial fork (bodhi, linux mint etc. ) is based on? Is there something similar to /etc/debian_release but for ubuntu?

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The only thing I can think of, is to try using uname -a, and see if Ubuntu is mentioned. Perhaps you could Google the work "Ubuntu" and the kernel version it reports. Of course, it would probably be easier to search the distributor's website. –  TSJNachos117 Aug 1 '13 at 1:22
    
I partially solved this problem in elementary os, which has a file /etc/upstream-release/lsb_release –  Xylon Aug 5 '13 at 10:09
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