To check your Linux distribution version (i.e. release)…

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On Ubuntu/Debian:

cat /etc/lsb-release
or
cat /etc/debian_version

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On RedHat/Fedora:

$ cat /etc/fedora-release

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On Slackware:

cat /etc/slackware-version

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One Response to How-to check my Linux distro (not kernel!) version

  1. Shiroy Pigarez says:

    On Redhat machines, it is /etc/redhat-release

    and for SuSE machines, you can use /etc/SuSE-release

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