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easiest way to get kernel version without uname

Terminal - easiest way to get kernel version without uname
strings /boot/kernel-file | grep 2.6
2009-09-30 06:21:40
Functions: grep strings
easiest way to get kernel version without uname

recently some in the #linux shared this. to find out the kernel version name from the binary without using uname


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Terminal - Alternatives
2014-10-22 10:03:56
User: sagarsakre
Functions: dmesg

The dmesg will show the kernel it is booting. No more dependency on files

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Comment by kapsh 368 weeks and 3 days ago

Uh, my kernel-file already has the version in the filename. Moreover, I have multiple kernels in that directory. This command doesn't show you your kernel's version as much as it shows a specific kernel's version.

Comment by kaedenn 368 weeks and 3 days ago

just do dmesg. The first few lines will contain the kernel version



Booting Linux on physical CPU 0

Initializing cgroup subsys cpu

Linux version 3.4.67-01422-gd3ffcc7-dirty ([email protected]) (gcc version 4.8 (GCC) ) #1 PREEMPT Tue Sep 16 19:34:06 CEST 2014

Comment by sagarsakre 104 weeks and 3 days ago

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