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Old 03-31-2004, 08:52 AM   #1
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Determining which Linux version I'm running


Obvious newbie here.

I'm trying to determine which version of Linux my server is running by typing the command 'uname -r'.

The result I get is

2.4.20-19.7

However, this doesn't look like a legitimate Linux version to me, or am I reading it wrong?

Any ideas?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 08:57 AM   #2
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2.4.20 is your Linux version
 
Old 03-31-2004, 09:14 AM   #3
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Is this the version of Redhat, or the version of Linux, or both?

Thanks.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 09:16 AM   #4
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Just the kernel version. The version of Red Hat you're running will be in /etc/redhat-version (I think).
 
Old 11-25-2007, 05:47 PM   #5
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Determine version of Ubuntu

jlind@matroska:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=7.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=gutsy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 7.10"
jlind@matroska:~$

Other dist's put similar files in /etc, look for a small text file that has a fitting name.

file(1) is your friend.

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Old 11-25-2007, 06:49 PM   #6
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Take a look here for the version files various distros put in etc/.

[edit]
JPL-JPL, this thread's more than 3 years old.

Last edited by Berhanie; 11-25-2007 at 06:52 PM.
 
Old 11-26-2007, 05:03 AM   #7
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Quote:
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Take a look here for the version files various distros put in etc/.

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JPL-JPL, this thread's more than 3 years old.
Thanks, great info, though this page still ranks high when googling, and there is a value in that as well.

over and out
 
  


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