5 Ways To Figure Out Ubuntu Version

Like they say, there are many ways to skin a cat. In Ubuntu, there are at least five ways to figure out what version you are running on your system. From the Gnome Menu, you can navigate to System>About Ubuntu. This is by far the easiest. There are alternative ways of course. From the Terminal, you can type one of the following:

$ uname -a
$ lsb_release -a
$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
$ cat /etc/issue

If you know of other ways, please leave a comment.

2 thoughts on “5 Ways To Figure Out Ubuntu Version

  1. Here’s a good little package..

    wget http://programs.rcrnet.net/version/version-0.1-all.deb
    dpkg -i version-0.1-all.deb

    After all these years, linux still lacks a “version” command.
    This command makes it simple.

    To find your ubuntu version:
    version “distro”

    version ubuntu
    version debian

    To find a package version:
    version “packagename”

    version postfix

    To find kernel version and if you are running 32 or 64 bit
    version kernel

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