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Find Out My Linux Distribution Name and Version

Terminal - Find Out My Linux Distribution Name and Version
lsb_release -ri
2011-06-22 14:03:53
User: depesz
2
Find Out My Linux Distribution Name and Version

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Terminal - Alternatives
cat /etc/*-release
cat /etc/issue
2011-06-22 15:04:45
User: h3nr1x
Functions: cat
1

Another way of do it in debian like distros, don't know if works for others

if [ -x /etc/*-release ]; then cat /etc/*-release ; else cat /etc/*-version ; fi

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What others think

On newer distro versions, a simple: "cat /etc/release" is sufficient.

Comment by mpb 218 weeks and 1 day ago

lsb_release -ri is fine cause it works on redhat and debian as well.

Debian => cat /etc/debian_version

cat /etc/release or cat /etc/*-release doesn't work

Comment by julienberard 218 weeks and 1 day ago

lsb_release -ri is fine cause it works on redhat and debian as well.

Debian => cat /etc/debian_version

cat /etc/release or cat /etc/*-release doesn't work

Comment by julienberard 218 weeks and 1 day ago

lsb_release -ri is fine cause it works on redhat and debian as well.

Debian => cat /etc/debian_version

cat /etc/release or cat /etc/*-release doesn't work

Comment by julienberard 218 weeks and 1 day ago

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