How to know which Debian version you are using

I am testing many Linux distribution especially Debian based Linux. With this many Linux version, I cannot remember which Debian version I am using. But do you know how to check which Debian version you are using? There is a useful command to print the detailed Linux version. With this command we can get a complete information about the Distribution, Description, Release version and also the codename.

Try to execute this command on Debian:

lsb_release -a

It will print something like this

dhani@debian:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description: Debian GNU/Linux 7.5 (wheezy)
Release: 7.5
Codename: wheezy

Its pretty infromative.


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