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Old 03-31-2004, 07:01 PM   #1
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Command to display version

I have searched around (even used the "Has this been asked" button) but I can't seem to find if there is a command which tells you which version of Linux you are using. If anyone knows such a command could you let me know. Thanks.

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uname -a
may (or may not) give you the information.

Many distros will have a file in /etc that
states the name and version, try a
find /etc -iname "*version*"

There certainly is no "global", unified
way of doing that.

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uname -r
Old 04-15-2004, 06:45 PM   #4
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If your on redhat

cat /etc/redhat-release


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