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Get LSB (Linux Standard Base) and distribution-specific information. More information:

  • Print all available information:

lsb_release -a

  • Print a description (usually the full name) of the operating system:

lsb_release -d

  • Print only the operating system name (ID), suppressing the field name:

lsb_release -i -s

  • Print the release number and codename of the distribution, suppressing the field names:

lsb_release -rcs