July 11, 2013

How can I tell what version of Linux I have?

I'm trying to download skype and I have no idea what versoin of Linux I have.
I know there is a way to find out by using the terminal, but I have completely forgotten what it is.

# cat /etc/redhat-release # cat /etc/system-release

# cat /etc/redhat-release
# cat /etc/system-release

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Hi,...

Hi,

Type the following command and press enter, it will show you the version of linux which you are using:

cat /etc/lsb-release

Regards,
Pratik

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To determine the version of the Linux kernel, use `uname -a`. Determining...

To determine the version of the Linux kernel, use `uname -a`. Determining your distribution is a bit trickier, but here are some commands you can try:

  • cat /etc/os-release
  • lsb_release -a
  • cat /etc/issue

Once you've figure out your distribution, you might want to check for skype in the distribution's repositories. It might be easier to install it from the repo using your package manager.

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uname -r

uname -r

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If you mean the version of the linux kernel the command to type in to the...

If you mean the version of the linux kernel the command to type in to the terminal is

uname -r

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more /etc/*-release To know kernel version: uname -r

more /etc/*-release
To know kernel version: uname -r

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