Which Debian or Ubuntu are you using?

Written by on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 13:33 - 0 Comments
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Normally you know which version of a given distro you are running if you are on your machine, but what if you are on a rented server, or a friend’s machine.

If you want to know which version of Debian or Ubuntu you are running, you can always check the /etc/apt/sources.list there you will see the version you are running but a better way is to run this on a terminal:

lsb_release -a 

The output in my Debian Box is:

Distributor ID: Debian
Description: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (lenny)
Release: 5.0
Codename: lenny

You can also run this in a Debian Linux.

cat /etc/debian_version 

In my Debian box this is the output:


I do not have an Ubuntu machine now, but I can remember that if you run this on an Ubuntu Linux, you will get


For the output, as Ubuntu is based on Debian sid.



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