[HOWTO] 5 methods to find out your linux distribution name and version through command line

There are lots of commands to find out your ditribution name and distribution version. Some work on some distros, some work on others. Here are some of the methods:

  • lsb_release -a

  • cat /etc/*release

  • cat /etc/issue

  • cat /proc/version

  • uname -a

One of these methods will surely tell you your linux distribution name and current version.

Cheers!

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