Obviously, there is the awesome uname -a command to tell you kernel specific info. But that doesn’t tell you exactly what distro version you are running…Here’s how


Look in /etc/debian_version


Look at /etc/issue OR /etc/lsb-release

More here.


Look at /etc/redhat-release

More here.

Mario Loria is a builder of diverse infrastructure with modern workloads on both bare-metal and cloud platforms. He's traversed roles in system administration, network engineering, and DevOps. You can learn more about him here.