I'm looking for a Unix/Linux command to determine what version of what distro I'm running.
Specifically, I want to be able distinguish between Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10.
I was thinking something along the lines of
uname -a, but that didn't work.
Ubuntu 9.04 gives:
Linux myhost 2.6.28-17-generic #58-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 1 21:27:25 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Ubuntu 9.10 gives:
Linux myhost 2.6.31-17-generic #54-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 10 17:01:44 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux