I made some customization based elementary OS Freya, to understand each version easily, I wish to version my customization. for example, I wish the end user type

uname -a

then the output looks like

Linux 3.19.0-39-generic-version.1.0.0.custom

How can I achieve this? thanks in advance

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Actually uname shows information about the Linux kernel. So its output should only be changed if you have built a customized kernel.

However, if you have a custom distribution you should put this in the /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net files, like

user@machine:~$ cat /etc/issue
elementary OS Loki \n customized \l

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