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Old 08-08-2001, 08:16 PM   #1
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Red Hat Version

How do I find out the verion of Red Hat ?
Old 08-08-2001, 10:39 PM   #2
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Is that a trick question?

If you are logging into the prompt, your RedHat version will be printed at the top of the screen.

Otherwise, you can do the following at your shell:

# cat /etc/redhat-release

That should do the trick.
Old 08-08-2001, 11:44 PM   #3
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No tricky question just a novice user of linux. When I log in the version details were not being displayed hence, your command did the trick.

Thanks you so much.

Old 08-09-2001, 03:14 AM   #4
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i think that holds true for most distros - on suse it's the /etc/SuSE-release file. i'm pretty sure that mandrake does that too.
Old 08-09-2001, 04:28 AM   #5
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when it boots up i think it says the version too
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yes, if your using redhat, it usually always tells you by default on the login screen what version your running.
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uname can also provide some info.

uname -a


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