You might be managing one server or hundreds of servers. One task that always comes up is to verify what version of Linux you are currently running. The easiest and quickest way I have found to check this is below.

  1. Open up SSH session or a terminal session.
  2. Run following command to determine the version you are on.
lsb_release -d

3. Example Output.

4. In this example you can see that we are running Ubuntu version 19.10.