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The goal of this article is to check the version of Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution using the command line.
The "magic" command
The "magic" command is
The most reliable command is
lsb stands for Linux Standard Base and it displays information about a specific Linux distribution.
It's a simple and reliable tool to help to identify the Linux distribution being used.
There are other commands, however this one works on all Linux distributions.
In order to know all the available options, type the following code in the terminal:
You'll get something like this:
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Options: -h, --help show this help message and exit -v, --version show LSB modules this system supports -i, --id show distributor ID -d, --description show description of this distribution -r, --release show release number of this distribution -c, --codename show code name of this distribution -a, --all show all of the above information -s, --short show requested information in short format
The most important options are
-h, since it allows you to see all the available options, and
-a, because it's going to show all the available information about the current Linux distribution.
Down to business
Open the terminal. Let's check some examples.
calaca@alexandre-calaca:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Release: 20.04 Codename: focal
lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic
In this article, it was possible to learn how to check the version of Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution using the command line.
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