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How do you find the Ubuntu version (release number / name) from the command line?

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?

marked as duplicate by Dennis Williamson, David Spillett, Török Gábor, studiohack Feb 14 '11 at 15:04

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Try this command:

lsb_release -a

It should give you a hint of the version.

The command is:

$ cat /etc/lsb-release

Which will return Ubuntu specific version information

Or,

$ uname -a

which will give you information about the kernel and hardware

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