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Get your release and version number in Ubuntu using Terminal

Get your release and version number in Ubuntu using Terminal
 

Today I will show you how to get your release and version number in Ubuntu using Terminal

There is multiple reasons why you would be required to get your release and version number in Ubuntu using terminal. And it can be done by running a quick command. You are welcome to watch my video that I did showing you step by step how to do it and then simply scroll down to my actual blog post below if you would like to copy the command instead of typing it out.

Since we will be using terminal please follow the steps below:
1. Open the terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+t
2. Now type the following command and press enter to have Ubuntu display your current configuration

lsb_release -a

3. Your output will be something like this:

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS
Release: 14.04
Codename: trusty

The distributor ID in my case is the actual OS: Ubuntu and the description will always be your actual OS: with the full release and revision number which on my installation of Ubuntu is: Ubuntu 14.04.3. Then your release would be your release without the revision number and finally thus just removing the last .3 digit. Next your Codename would refer to your main repository that is used to update all your software on your version of Ubuntu and should be referenced when adding any software to your machine. Please feel free to leave a comment or any suggestions or other things that you would like me to cover on Ubuntu and I will gladly create a tutorial for you as soon as I have a minute to spare.

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