[linux-elitists] What other command lines besides uname let you know versions of things?...

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Wed Jul 31 09:59:41 PDT 2013


On Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:34:15 -0500
Tilghman Lesher <zgp-org at the-tilghman.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 8:56 AM, Don Saklad <dsaklad at gnu.org> wrote:
> > What other command lines let you know versions of things?... besides uname
> 
> Another typical one is:  cat /etc/issue.  Most commands also have a
> '--version' command line option nowadays (perl --version, gcc
> --version).

There's also /etc/lsb-release and some distribution specific files such
as /etc/mageia-release or /etc/debian_version (IIRC).

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

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