Linux Version Command

Chapter: Linux Commands Last Updated: 01-12-2020 14:09:10 UTC

Program:

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[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/*release


PRETTY_NAME="Kali GNU/Linux Rolling"
NAME="Kali GNU/Linux"
ID=kali
VERSION="2020.2"
VERSION_ID="2020.2"
VERSION_CODENAME="kali-rolling"
ID_LIKE=debian
ANSI_COLOR="1;31"
HOME_URL="https://www.kali.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://forums.kali.org/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.kali.org/"


[email protected]:~$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 5.5.0-kali2-amd64 ([email protected]) (gcc version 9.3.0 (Debian 9.3.0-10)) #1 
SMP Debian 5.5.17-1kali1 (2020-04-21)


[email protected]:~$ uname -r
5.5.0-kali2-amd64


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Output


Linux Version Command

Notes:

  • By using the command cat /etc/*release user can view the version of details of linux OS.
  • cat /proc/version give the details of Linux kernel version. In our case it is Linux version 5.5.0-kali2-amd64 ([email protected]).

Tags

How to check OS version in Linux, linux version command line, current linux version

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