How to Check Ubuntu Version

Checking Ubuntu version is pretty easy with the Ubuntu Terminal. Open your terminal and use the following command.

cat /etc/os-release

It will give the version details. It looks like as given below.

NAME=”Ubuntu”
VERSION=”20.04.1 LTS (Focal Fossa)”
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME=”Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS”
VERSION_ID=”20.04″
HOME_URL=”https://www.ubuntu.com/”
SUPPORT_URL=”https://help.ubuntu.com/”
BUG_REPORT_URL=”https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/”
PRIVACY_POLICY_URL=”https://www.ubuntu.com/legal/terms-and-policies/privacy-policy”
VERSION_CODENAME=focal
UBUNTU_CODENAME=focal

From that you can clearly understands the version of Ubuntu. In the above example it is Ubuntu 20.04 version.

You can also check the version using Settings. Go to Settings and choose About to see the version details.

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