Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Find out which Linux distribution you're using, part of Learning Linux Command Line.
- [Voiceover] Up until now almost everything we've done…has been distribution independent.…That is it hasn't mattered if you're running CentOS,…Fedora, Ubuntu, or another distribution of Linux,…but it's good to know what environment…you're working with,…in case you need to make some changes to the system…or install software.…And it's just good to know what you're working with.…If you find yourself in an environment you don't know about,…it's pretty easy to figure out…what distribution you're using.…To do this we'll type…cat/etc/*-release,…which lists the contents of all the files in the systems…Etcetera folder that end with -release.…
On different distributions there will be…different numbers and names of files…that match this wild card,…but they'll contain the information we need.…Here I can see I'm using Fedora Workstation…which I already knew.…I'll switch over to an Ubuntu machine,…and run the same command.…I'll write cat/etc/*-release…and here I can see I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.…If you're following along in a Mac,…
This course will establish the foundation for more advanced Linux topics. Find other Linux training courses here.
- What is the Linux command line?
- Writing Linux commands at the prompt
- Finding help for Linux commands
- Editing files and folders
- Configuring user roles and file permissions
- Using pipes to connect commands
- Peeking at files
- Searching and editing text
- Finding disk and system information
- Installing and updating software
Skill Level Beginner
1. Command-Line Basics
2. Files, Folders, and Permissions
3. Common Command-Line Tasks and Tools
4. A Peek at Some More Advanced Topics
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