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What command is used to determine which version of Ubuntu desktop is installed?

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  • Do you mean the version of Ubuntu (the operating system), or the desktop environment? – Melebius Feb 27 '17 at 13:27
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    cat /etc/issue – Emilio Galarraga Feb 27 '17 at 13:57
  • Would like to know both the version of Ubuntu (the operating system), and the desktop environment – Craig Timmreck Mar 2 '17 at 13:08

Execute lsb_release -a in a terminal :

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 16.10
Release:        16.10
Codename:       yakkety

more /etc/*-release will give you the desired information.

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