Ways to Find Your Ubuntu Version

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Have you ever forgotten which Ubuntu version you are using? If that’s the case, here are some methods to check the Ubuntu version currently running on your system.

Simplest Ways to Find Ubuntu Version

  1. Use the lsb_release command:

    Simply run the following command from the terminal:

    lsb_release -a
  2. Find the Ubuntu version inside the /etc/issue file:

    Simply edit or view the issue file using the following command:

    cat /etc/issue
  3. Check the Ubuntu version in the lsb-release file:

    Use the following command to view the lsb-release file:

    cat /etc/lsb-release

Those are the most commonly used ways to check the Ubuntu version your system is running, all from the command line level.