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Old 09-07-2007, 10:34 AM   #1
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Operating System Information


If you can find a more newb question then this one I'll be impressed. Where do I find the information about the operating system I'm using. I'm Using Kubuntu, but I don't know the more detailed information such as which version of Kubuntu. So yah, don't laugh too hard at this. Thanks for your time.
 
Old 09-07-2007, 11:27 AM   #2
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Try the command
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cat /etc/issue
 
Old 09-07-2007, 12:15 PM   #3
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Here's a more newbie question: What's Linux?

Do I win?

Joel
 
Old 09-07-2007, 12:26 PM   #4
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to find out which kernel version your using you can do:

'uname r' at the CL.
 
Old 09-07-2007, 02:11 PM   #5
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Code:
uname -a
reveals more;
Code:
man uname
is even better
 
Old 09-07-2007, 02:57 PM   #6
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Thank you much.

One other related question. After typing in
Quote:
cat /etc/issue
I get
Quote:
Ubuntu 7.04 \n \l
What does the \n and \l mean?
 
Old 09-07-2007, 03:59 PM   #7
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man issue will give you a clue and direct you to getty

so then from man getty we find this...

Code:
ISSUE ESCAPES
       The issue-file (/etc/issue or the file set with the -f option) may contain  certain  escape  codes  to
       display  the  system  name, date and time etc. All escape codes consist of a backslash (\) immediately
       followed by one of the letters explained below.

       b      Insert the baudrate of the current line.

       d      Insert the current date.

       s      Insert the system name, the name of the operating system.

       l      Insert the name of the current tty line.

       m      Insert the architecture identifier of the machine, eg. i486

       n      Insert the nodename of the machine, also known as the hostname.

       o      Insert the domainname of the machine.

       r      Insert the release number of the OS, eg. 1.1.9.

       t      Insert the current time.

       u      Insert the number of current users logged in.

       U      Insert the string "1 user" or "<n> users" where <n> is the number of current users logged in.

       v      Insert the version of the OS, eg. the build-date etc.

       Example: On my system, the following /etc/issue file:

              This is \n.\o (\s \m \r) \t

       displays as

              This is thingol.orcan.dk (Linux i386 1.1.9) 18:29:30
 
Old 09-08-2007, 01:17 AM   #8
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With Ubuntu/Kubuntu if you go into the system monitor it will give you most any info you want.
(K Menu>System>System Monitor)
 
  


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