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                 <para>If you interpreting this file from code or a
                 shell script, use the ID and VERSION_ID fields. When
-                looking for an OS indetification string for
+                looking for an OS identification string for
                 presentation to the user use the PRETTY_STRING
                 field.</para>
+
+                <para>Note that operating system vendors may choose
+                not to provide version information, for example to
+                accommodate for rolling releases. In this case VERSION
+                and VERSION_ID may be unset. Applications should not
+                rely on these fields to be set.</para>
         </refsect1>
 
         <refsect1>
                 <title>Example</title>
 
                 <programlisting>NAME=Fedora
-VERSION=15 (Rawhide)
+VERSION="15 (Rawhide)"
 ID=fedora
 VERSION_ID=15
-PRETTY_NAME=Fedora 15 (Rawhide)
+PRETTY_NAME="Fedora 15 (Rawhide)"
 ANSI_COLOR=0;34</programlisting>
         </refsect1>
 
@@ -187,7 +193,10 @@ ANSI_COLOR=0;34</programlisting>
                   <title>See Also</title>
                   <para>
                           <citerefentry><refentrytitle>systemd</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
-                          <citerefentry><refentrytitle>lsb_release</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry>
+                          <citerefentry><refentrytitle>lsb_release</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
+                          <citerefentry><refentrytitle>hostname</refentrytitle><manvolnum>5</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
+                          <citerefentry><refentrytitle>machine-id</refentrytitle><manvolnum>5</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
+                          <citerefentry><refentrytitle>machine-info</refentrytitle><manvolnum>5</manvolnum></citerefentry>
                   </para>
         </refsect1>