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Old 07-18-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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What Command shows my operating system?


There has to be a command that shows the OS Version and probably uptime as well? (Ubuntu 7.10)
TIA
 
Old 07-18-2008, 09:22 AM   #2
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uname -r shows your kernel name

top shows uptime

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Old 07-18-2008, 09:28 AM   #3
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Code:
lsb_release -a     # shows the OS version
uptime             # shows the uptime
 
Old 07-18-2008, 10:00 AM   #4
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In debian-based systems it's:

Code:
cat /etc/issue
 
Old 07-18-2008, 10:30 AM   #5
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Thanks Guys
This is ubuntu 7.10
lab_release gives Command not found
cat /etc/issue works
Thanks

Seems strange that there is no Command like"uptime" or "hsinfo" that does this.
I appreciate your help!
 
Old 07-18-2008, 10:37 AM   #6
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Quote:
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lab_release gives Command not found
It is lsb_release, not lab_release.

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Seems strange that there is no Command like"uptime" or "hsinfo" that does this.
The uptime command exists, as shown in my previous post.
 
Old 07-18-2008, 11:27 AM   #7
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Thanks for posting back
lsb_release reports back No "LSB modules available"

I'm a newbie so I gotta ask "What is a LSB module" and does it relate to ubuntu 7.10?
Thanks for your help
 
Old 07-18-2008, 12:02 PM   #8
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Hi,

From the cli;

Code:
~# uname -a
Linux amd64 2.6.24.5-smp #2 SMP Wed Apr 30 13:41:38 CDT 2008 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux

~# uptime
 12:09:36 up 3 days, 15:31,  5 users,  load average: 0.03, 0.06, 0.02
BTW, 'man uptime' and 'man uname' will get you information that is valuable.

Last edited by onebuck; 07-18-2008 at 12:03 PM.
 
Old 07-18-2008, 12:12 PM   #9
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John, LSB is not exactly meant for newbies.
See http://www.linuxbase.org/
The modules can be useful for testing.
 
Old 07-18-2008, 12:24 PM   #10
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There's also: /etc/version (e.g. on PCLOS 2007)
 
Old 07-18-2008, 12:27 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the Help!
I have:
cat /etc/issue
cat /etc/(-release
uname
uname -a
uname -o

All good stuff
Thanks
 
Old 07-20-2008, 08:26 PM   #12
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Code:
lsb_release -a     # shows the OS version
uptime             # shows the uptime
Finally got it. Works exactly right when you type right.
 
  


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