If u are on an unknown server and keen to know it’s linux distribution info, you can check the linux distribution info by just a single command (eg. version, codename, etc). Just tested this command in UBuntu and CentOS, both return as what i expected. 🙂
To check linux distribution and version, follow the steps below:-
- Start your terminal and enter the command below to show your the linux distribution info:-
$ cat /etc/*-release
- Here’s my result in one of my my Ubuntu box:-
$ cat /etc/*-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=9.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=karmic DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 9.10"
* This command is only for linux machine, Mac OS X machine will show error.