Find out which version of linux you are running

cat /etc/*issue

By: lv4tech
2009-05-07 20:53:03

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uname -a
Resolution · 475 weeks and 4 days ago
There's a little difference between these 2: # cat /etc/*issue Welcome to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 (x86_64) - Kernel \r (\l). # uname -a Linux ticket #1 SMP Fri Jan 16 14:59:01 UTC 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Blackbit · 475 weeks and 4 days ago
lsb_release -d
flipouk · 475 weeks and 4 days ago
@flipouk That only works if you have LSB installed. My distro didn't install it, I had to add it later.
rattis · 475 weeks and 4 days ago
I only get this: cat /etc/*issue Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 \n \l
bunedoggle · 475 weeks and 4 days ago
@bunedoggle That's what you are supposed to get. I work for a hosting company and do lots of VPS support. cat /etc/issue makes quick work of trying to figure out what type of guest image you are dropping into.
jemmille · 475 weeks and 3 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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