How to Get Linux OS Name Version and Kernel Details

You can easily get your system distribution name, version and Kernel details in linux. There are several ways, options and GUI tools available. But you can also view these details without any third party GUI tools in Linux. You can easily view these details in your command line terminal application.This article explains how to get and find the Linux OS distribution name, version and Kernel details in command line method using the terminal application. It will help to troubleshoot some others or yours system if you don’t have the GUI access. For this tutorial we are using Ubuntu.

Method 1:
Get Linux OS Name,version and Kernel Using hostnamectl

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In your terminal software (ctrl+alt+t) run this command.

hostnamectl

hostnamectl

Method 2:
Get Linux OS Name,version and Codename Using cat etc

cat /etc/os-release

cat

Method 3:
Get Linux OS Name and Kernel Using uname

uname -a

Method 4:
Get Linux OS Name,version and Codename Using lsb_release

lsb_release -a

lsb_release

Method 5:
Get Linux OS Name and Kernel Using cat proc

cat /proc/version

cat proc

Method 6:
Get Linux OS Name and version Using cat issue

cat /etc/issue

cat issue

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