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Old 12-28-2005, 01:43 PM   #1
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Smile What OS/Version is Installed?

I am currently on a large network with several servers running different flavors of redhat linux. Some are running 7.3 while others are running 9.0, is there a command I can use to display what OS/Version of linux is currently installed on a server, without rebooting that server?

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Old 12-28-2005, 01:46 PM   #2
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IIRC you can run:

$ cat /etc/version
Old 12-28-2005, 01:50 PM   #3
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This worked!

cat /etc/redhat-release


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