Sometimes you need you know what Ubuntu version your server is running on. Here is how! 🤓
The command to know here is
lsb_release. This simple command can show you the most important information about the Ubuntu release installed on the machine in question.
lsb_release --help # output Usage: lsb_release [options] Options: -h, --help show this help message and exit -v, --version show LSB modules this system supports -i, --id show distributor ID -d, --description show description of this distribution -r, --release show release number of this distribution -c, --codename show code name of this distribution -a, --all show all of the above information -s, --short show requested information in short format
The most common usage of the command for me is to just run
lsb_release -a. This will show you all the information about the Ubuntu release.