How to check CentOS version

fwh

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There are a few ways to check your VPS hosting is using what version of CentOS. With commands below you can choose one of them to find out which CentOS version is running on your system. However, depending on your system not all codes may be applicable.

Using rpm command to to query for centos-release package to reveal CentOS version:
Code:
rpm --query centos-release
Here's mine
Code:
[root@server /]# rpm --query centos-release
centos-release-6-8.el6.centos.12.3.x86_64
Use cat command to read their content in order to show CentOS version:

Code:
 cat /etc/centos-release
Code:
[root@server /]#  cat /etc/centos-release
CentOS release 6.8 (Final)
or

Code:
[root@server /]# cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 6.8 (Final)
 

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can use "lsb_release -d" command too

Code:
[root@host ~]# lsb_release -d
Description:	CentOS release 6.8 (Final)
 

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Maxoq
This command lsb_release -d didn't work on my CentOS VPS
I am using Centos 608 too.

It returned this

Code:
[root@maxoq~]# lsb_release -d
-bash: lsb_release: command not found
I am wondering how you ran that command. :think:
 

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enomyn
Run this before the command:

yum install redhat-lsb

you need to install the LSB module
 
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