Find out your Debian version

cat /etc/debian_version
Easy way to find out what Debian version your machine is running
Sample Output

By: caiosba
2009-08-05 14:47:05

What Others Think

lsb_release -a Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.2 (lenny) Release: 5.0.2 Codename: lenny This is much more verbose. ;)
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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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