An easy way to determine which version of Linux you are running.
Determining the exact version of Linux you are running is fairly simple.
Simply use the command cat /etc/os-release
The results will look similar to the following
[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/os-release NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver)" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS" VERSION_ID="18.04" HOME_URL="https://www.ubuntu.com/" SUPPORT_URL="https://help.ubuntu.com/" BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/" PRIVACY_POLICY_URL="https://www.ubuntu.com/legal/terms-and-policies/privacy-policy" VERSION_CODENAME=bionic UBUNTU_CODENAME=bionic
You can check to see the release history for your distro of Linux. In this case, the system is using Ubuntu. You would look up the release history for Ubuntu
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