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  1. #1

    How to find out Red Hat Version

    I did uname -a and got the following:

    Linux 2.6.9-22.ELsmp #1 SMP Mon Sep 19 18:00:54 EDT 2005 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    I don't know what to make of it. How do I know which Linux OS and what version is being run. I know for sure Red Hat is installed on this machine.

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    Linux Guru Jonathan183's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    Have you tried this?

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    Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 2)

    Thanks that helps. I get Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 2). Is that the only way to tell?

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    West Yorks
    There are several ways, but "cat /etc/redhat-release" provides the info you asked for i.e. The OS, version and patchlevel. On some distros you use "cat /etc/{distro}-version", "cat /etc/issue", "cat /etc/lsb_release".

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