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Old 05-24-2004, 07:54 PM   #1
aaronruss
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Question How do I find the version of linux I am running?


I have Fedora Core 1 installed or so I did I have done all my Red Hat Updates and was wanting to know if it updated me to fedora core 2 or do I have to do that my self?

Is there a command I can type to find the version of linux I am running? in windows I could check by typing winver what is the command in linux?
 
Old 05-24-2004, 08:04 PM   #2
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uname -a

If you can't make sense of the output, then just do man uname and it will describe what the fields are.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 08:07 PM   #3
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ls /etc/*release*
ls /etc/*version*

This will give you a file that contains the version.
cat file_that_ls_found
 
Old 05-24-2004, 08:10 PM   #4
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uname - a

from the command line returns the kernel version you are using and other useful information about you system.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 10:27 AM   #5
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You could try
Code:
lsb_release -d
 
  


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