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Check your OS name and version info from the command line

To check the name of the operating system installed on the machine and its version, we can use the easy way below. Always mentioned in the /etc/*-release file is the variant of Linux. See below:-

1) On CentOS and RHEL:-

cat /etc/redhat-release

CentOS release 6.4 (Final)

2) On Debian

:~#  cat /etc/issue

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 \n \l

3) On Ubuntu

[email protected]:~# cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 13.04 \n \l

Sachin Friday 04 October 2013 - 06:47 am | | Default

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