One of the big questions you might have when running Linux is what server version am I running. One of the quickest way is to use the uname command.

1. Open a SSH Session to the server or open a terminal.
2. Enter the below command.

         uname -r

Sample Output


Per the output of the command it shows that you are running kernel version 5.3.0-29-generic or in general terms 5.3

  • 5: Kernel Version
  • 3: Major Revision
  • 0: Minor Revision
  • 29: Patch Level
  • Generic: Linux Kernel Type

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