To check a version of other Linux distributions visit our how to check Linux version guide.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to check Linux Mint version from graphical user interface
- How to check Linux Mint version from the command line
Software Requirements and Conventions Used
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
Check Linux Mint version from GUI instructionsAs already mentioned there are number of Desktop managers available for the Linux Mint. Follow the below step to check Linux Mint version using Cinnamon Desktop.
- Select the
- Click on the
- Read the provided information:
How to check Linux Mint version from the Linux terminal step by step instructionsThere are various text files and system utilities to which may help to reveal the Linux Mint version. The most obvious file to contain the Linux Mint version and which is available across all Debian based GNU/Linux distributions is the
$ cat /etc/issue Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa \n \lThe most common utility to check the Linux Mint version is the
$ hostnamectl Static hostname: linuxconfig Icon name: computer-vm Chassis: vm Machine ID: 82929df7ee394b73b81252fe3b4e5020 Boot ID: e5ea25b82b234fdcb098c323c78ec740 Virtualization: oracle Operating System: Linux Mint 19.1 Kernel: Linux 4.15.0-20-generic Architecture: x86-64As a bonus, the
hostnamectlcommand among the Mint version also reveals the currently used and loaded kernel version. Next option is to look into the the Mint Linux specific file called
$ cat /etc/linuxmint/info RELEASE=19.1 CODENAME=tessa EDITION="Cinnamon" DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa" DESKTOP=Gnome TOOLKIT=GTK NEW_FEATURES_URL=https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tessa_cinnamon_whatsnew.php RELEASE_NOTES_URL=https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tessa_cinnamon.php USER_GUIDE_URL=https://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php GRUB_TITLE=Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon
lsb_releasecommand provides you with a flexibility to choose which information is most important to include as part of you version checking effort. To obtain an information about codename, release version, distributor and distribution execute:
$ lsb_release -crid Distributor ID: LinuxMint Description: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa Release: 19.1 Codename: tessaLastly, check the content of the
/etc/os-releasein order to obtain an information about the Linux Mint version installed on your computer.