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What distro version am I running?

January 13th, 2009

With any Linux Standard Base compliant distro (Mandriva, openSUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu, etc…), there is an easy way to find its version number, and code name.

Just run the following command:

lsb_release -a

This should give a result such as the following:

Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 8.10
Release:	8.10
Codename:	intrepid

Additionally, to find out what type of architecture your kernel is currently compiled for, just run:

uname -m

Which will give something like this:

x86_64
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