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How to check Ubuntu version in terminal

If you have forgotten the version of your Ubuntu OS then follow this tutorial which explains how to find the Ubuntu version.

Open the Terminal (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+T)

In the terminal type following command:

lsb_release -a 

Your version will be shown on the Description line.

hostonnet@hostonnet:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Release:	16.04
Codename:	xenial

So we easily find our Ubuntu Version is 16.04

You can also use

cat /etc/*issue



cat /etc/*release

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