How to Find Debian or Ubuntu Version in Your System

It may happened that you can’t remember the Debian or Ubuntu Version all the time. You might be having number of systems installed, in this case it’s merely not possible to keep track of it. No worries folks, in this article we will show you 5 simple ways to find the Debian / Ubuntu Version installed in your system. This steps should work in all Debian based distros. No need to be a superuser or root and sudo access to execute the following commands.

Step 1: Contains operating system identification data and new configuration files systemd has introduced.
$ cat /etc/os-release
Step 2: Shows current Debian update point releases.
$ cat /etc/debian_version
Step 3: /etc/issue is the text file which keeps the system identification to be printed before the login prompt.
$ cat /etc/issue
Step 4: Linux Standard Base (LSB) is the standard way to check the version details of Debian base system.
$ lsb_release -a
Step 5Hostnamectl can be used to change the hostname of the system. Also shows the Debian version and  kernel version as well.
$ hostnamectl
That’s it. We have explained some easily steps to find Debian or Ubuntu version in this post. If any other way to find the Debian base distros version, please share with us through comment box below. Big thanks for reading all the way to the end. Please share it with Your Friends & Help Someone… and also Like Our Facebook Page. Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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