I have seen linux distro information displayed in various software packages I have installed. However I didn’t know how tell which Version of Linux is Running, on my own.
Now that I have it figured out, I thought I would list a few.
- To see the name and kernel from the command line, you need to type:
test:~# uname -a
- To see the name, style, and version from the command line, you need to type:
test:~# cat /etc/issue
- You can see both from the command line, by typing:
test:~# uname -a && cat /etc/issue
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