How to check what Kernel and Distribution of Linux your running

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How to check what Kernel and Distribution of Linux your running via the Command Line?

  • KERNEL
    1. Type in the following command:
      uname -r
      And hit enter
    2. The command above will display the kernel version you are running
      eg. 2.6.28-13-generic
    3. uname = Prints System Information
      -r = Prints the kernel release

  • DISTRIBUTION

    1. Type in the following command:
      cat /etc/issue
      And hit enter
    2. The command above will display the kernel version that you use
      eg. Ubuntu 9.04 \n \l
    3. cat Concatenates files and prints on the standard output

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