Michael C. Toren on Fri, 12 Sep 2003 15:58:15 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] version?

> Is there a command in RedHat (or any other distro) to yield the version
> number?

On a RedHat system, the version information appears to be contained
in the file /etc/redhat-release.  Likewise, on a Debian system see
/etc/debian_version, and on a Slackware system, /etc/slackware-version.
For other distributions, generally speaking, looking for files matching
the patterns /etc/*version* or /etc/*release* seems to be a good

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