I have Ubuntu Linux installed on a computer. How can I check in the command line (no GUI desktop available) which version of the distribution it is running?
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Try this command:
It should give you a hint of the version.
The command is:
$ cat /etc/lsb-release
Which will return Ubuntu specific version information
$ uname -a
which will give you information about the kernel and hardware