Ubuntu Server: Figure Out Which Version You Currently have Installed CodeUnit 22 JUL 2010

To view what version of Ubuntu you currently have installed on your box, the easiest is simply to enter the falling in from the command line:

cat /etc/issue

or even

cat /etc/lsb-release

Finally, if you feel like getting your fingers a little deeper in the details surrounding your machine, you can make use of the uname command, the switches for which can all be looked up in the man pages (but -a should give you what you want!)


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South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.