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    what is my debian version number?


    How can I tell what debian release number is in my computer?

    Under the /proc directory, there is a file called "version" that gives the kernel version number and the g++ compiler version number. There is also anohther number that might be the Debian relase number, but it looks strange. I can't match this number up with any of the release numbers that go with the "sarge" release for example.

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    What is the output of this command?

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    uname -a
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe View Post
    What is the output of this command?

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    uname -a

    it just says GNU/Linux techieMoe

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhuman1 View Post
    it just says GNU/Linux techieMoe
    I wasn't aware I had my own distribution. I'm asking what the numbers are. For instance, it should say something like:

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    i686 GNU/Linux 2.4.6.22
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    You might also be able to find your release version by going to a terminal and running one of the following commands:

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    cat /etc/*release
    
    cat /etc/issue
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    Thanks Ozar,
    /etc/version worked for me... I'm at 3.1

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    Exclamation

    I just came here while searching the same, and found a better result is....

    lsb_release -a

    (or)

    cat /etc/lsb-release

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