Manjaro uses a Rolling Release Development Model, which means that instead of the system being replaced it will be rather continuously updated and upgraded.

This article provides readers with information on how to check Manjaro Linux system version by reading the content of the /etc/lsb-release file. Furthermore, this guide will also explain how to obtain Manjaro's kernel version using the uname command.

In this Check Manjaro Version tutorial you will learn:
  • How to check Manjaro system version
  • How to check what Manjaro version your are running from a graphical environment
  • How to check Manjaro kernel version
Check Manjaro version including release number and code name
Checking Manjaro version including release number and code name.

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Manjaro Linux
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to Check Manjaro Version step by step instructions



  1. Open up the terminal. How to open terminal depends on your installed desktop environment. On default xfce4 desktop press ALT+F2, type xfce4-terminal and press ENTER.
  2. Retrieve the content of the /etc/lsb-release file by using the cat command. For example:
    $ cat /etc/lsb-release 
    DISTRIB_ID=ManjaroLinux
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=18.0
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=Illyria
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Manjaro Linux"
    
    The above command will reveal the Manjaro system release version and well as the Manjaro code name.

How to check what Manjaro version your are running from graphical environment step by step instructions

  1. Open Start Menu and type the hello keyword into the search box. Click on Manjaro Hello to open Manjaro's information window:
    Open Manjaro Linux information window
    Opening Manjaro Linux information window.
  2. Check the window title bar to obtain Manjaro's version and code name.


    Locate Manjaro Linux version on the Manjaro Hello window title bar
    Locating Manjaro's version on the Manjaro Hello window title bar.
  3. How to Check Manjaro Kernel Version step by step instructions

    1. Open up the terminal.
    2. Enter the uname or hostnamectl command to check for the Manjaro Linux kernel version. Example:
      $ hostnamectl 
         Static hostname: linuxconfig
               Icon name: computer-vm
                 Chassis: vm
              Machine ID: 84e496fec3fc45d2a630de1876c9c7ab
                 Boot ID: b5e1674cbc1144e29ce52bb806acd478
          Virtualization: oracle
        Operating System: Manjaro Linux
                  Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-3-MANJARO
            Architecture: x86-64
      
      Alternatively use the uname command to check for the kernel version:
      $ uname -a
      Linux linuxconfig 4.19.0-3-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Oct 27 22:40:22 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
      
      Check Manjaro Kernel version.
      Checking Manjaro Kernel version.
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