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Old 11-15-2011, 06:30 AM   #1
chetanbisht11
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determining linux version on web server


Hey guys i have purchased a web server recently and have got access to shell on it. I want to install ffmpeg extension on it but i dont know the linux version i am using. I am not used to running linux commands, so can anybody help me in determining the linux version using the shell commands.
 
Old 11-15-2011, 06:46 AM   #2
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i dont know the linux version i am using. I am not used to running linux commands, so can anybody help me in determining the linux version using the shell commands.
uname -a
 
Old 11-15-2011, 06:42 PM   #3
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Also
Code:
cat /etc/*release*
to get the full distro details. uname hints at that, but really tells you the kernel version..
 
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:40 PM   #4
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Hey guys i have purchased a web server recently and have got access to shell on it. I want to install ffmpeg extension on it but i dont know the linux version i am using. I am not used to running linux commands, so can anybody help me in determining the linux version using the shell commands.
a couple questions?
one: is it a shared host? a virtual dedicated server, a colocated server?
two: you said you had shell access, do you have ROOT access?
 
Old 11-15-2011, 09:39 PM   #5
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If you are paying for hosting, call tech support. That's what they are there for, and they will know the system in a way you can't.
 
  


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