How To Check Kali Linux Version

How To Check Kali Linux Version

Kali Linux | Version
Kali Linux | Version

 

There are many methods of knowing the version of Kali Linux that you are running on your machine. Here I have selected 5 ways to check the Version of Kali Linux you are running using Terminal, how to know the Linux Kernel you are running, the Release of the Kali host machine, Architecture of the host machine and the Kali Linux Codename among other things about your Kali OS.

Note that Linux and generally UNIX-based systems are Case Sensitive. This simply means that different-case letters have different meaning. Small-case letters in UNIX have totally different roles or functions in Terminal. A good example is the letter ‘v” and ‘V’. The letter ‘-v’ is popularly known for its usage to imply ‘verbose’ while  ‘-V’ is popularly known for its usage to imply “Version”, used as an alias to ‘–version’.

For all commands, open Terminal and enter the following commands ‘as is’:

 

Method 1

root@kali:~# cat /etc/os-release

Result:

root@kali:~# cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME=”Kali GNU/Linux Rolling”
NAME=”Kali GNU/Linux”
ID=kali
VERSION=”2019.3″
VERSION_ID=”2019.3″
VERSION_CODENAME=”kali-rolling”
ID_LIKE=debian
ANSI_COLOR=”1;31″
HOME_URL=”https://www.kali.org/”
SUPPORT_URL=”https://forums.kali.org/”
BUG_REPORT_URL=”https://bugs.kali.org/”

 

 

 

Method 2

root@kali:~# hostnamectl

Result:

root@kali:~# hostnamectl
Static hostname: kali

Pretty hostname: kali
Icon name: computer-laptop
Chassis: laptop
Machine ID: rw48t8h09009237y83y98y94rf7403i5
Boot ID: nh67t87242hdr78y92802082uo320u34
Operating System: Kali GNU/Linux Rolling
Kernel: Linux 5.2.0-kali2-amd64
Architecture: x86-64

Method 3

root@kali:~# cat /etc/issue

Result:

root@kali:~# cat /etc/issue
Kali GNU/Linux Rolling \n \l

Method 4

root@kali:~# lsb_release -a

Result:

root@kali:~# lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Kali
Description: Kali GNU/Linux Rolling
Release: 2019.3
Codename: kali-rolling

Method 5

root@kali:~# uname -srm

Result:

root@kali:~# uname -srm
Linux 5.2.0-kali2-amd64 x86_64

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