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Anamika
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01/04/2021 12:54 pm  

Could someone tell me how to check the OS version in Linux using the command line?

 

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Abhijith
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01/04/2021 12:55 pm  

Linux is an open-source and free OS that has many variants referred to as Linux distributions. You could check the OS version in Linux in the simple 4 steps mentioned below:

Open a Linux terminal most commonly is Bash Shell. 

Then type any of these three command-lines in it to determine the OS name and version in Linux:

cat /etc/os-release

lsb_release -a

 

hostnamectl

 

And you could determine the OS version and name from the output of the command.

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