How to find the exact Linux OS version number

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by Aries@PF, Jul 4, 2022.

  1. Aries@PF

    Aries@PF Kilo Poster

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    So this isn't really a Parallels thing so much as "I mostly use Win/Mac and am just playing with Linux" situation. For my VMs, I usually label them like "12.4 Monterey" or "Windows 10 21H2" in that I like to include the Exact software version number (not the build number) so that I can keep track if I want to test something later. I've noticed that the many flavors of Linux don't seem to consistently provide such details or at least not in the same place I've found. What's the easiest way to do this?
     
  2. Mark Fine

    Mark Fine Kilo Poster

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    Same as you would on a Mac:
    u n a m e - a
    (I've added spaces between each character because the actual command text was triggering something on the site's CDN security)
     
  3. Mark Fine

    Mark Fine Kilo Poster

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    There's no way to set literal spacing on this site like there is on github, etc., and multiple spaces are combined into one. So my little workaround doesn't make it clear that '-a' is a command switch.
     
  4. Aries@PF

    Aries@PF Kilo Poster

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    Thanks, I'll look into using that in my VMs once I've migrated them back to the older Mac (backup). That should work on Any flavor of Linux?
     
  5. Mark Fine

    Mark Fine Kilo Poster

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    It's a pretty standard *nix command.
     

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