How to Check Your Ubuntu Version

The following command works with all Ubuntu versions.

lsb_release -a


You should receive a result similar to the following:

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
Release:        14.04
Codename:       trusty


The output can be interpreted with the following key:

14 – Year Released
04 – Month Released
1 – Minor Revision
LTS means “Long Term Support”. Every fourth release, in the second quarter of even-numbered years, is designated as such. This indicates they will be supported and receive updates for five years.

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