How to Check Your Ubuntu Version

How to Check Your Ubuntu Version

Question: How to Check Your Ubuntu Version?

Do you want to learn how to check  your Ubuntu version? This article teaches you how.

To find your Ubuntu version from a terminal console, open a new terminal window and type lsb_release -a like shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1

Now you can read the Distributor ID, Description and Release. As  you can see from Figure 1, my Ubuntu version is 12.10.

  • Marios Zindilis

    If, however your system is not operational (e.g. you are checking the contents of a disk of a crashed system), you can check the following files for hints of your version: /etc/issue, /etc/, /etc/lsb-release, /etc/os-release.