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Old 01-06-2007, 03:16 PM   #1
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what is uname -r command does?

When I issue uname -r command I get the following information


what version is this? How can we read this?

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Old 01-06-2007, 03:18 PM   #2
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It's the version of the Linux kernel running in your box. In your case it's kernel version 2.6.9 with various patches Red Hat has done for RHEL (the EL part).
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It's Redhat's 34th revision of the RPM for the 2.6.9 kernel. The EL is enterprise linux.
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very cool.. Thanks for the explaining.

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