Using the systemd command hostnamectl is the most convenient way on how to find the version of Redhat Linux installed. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation users can also retrieve Redhat Linux from graphical user interface.

For more detailed options visit our guide on how to check RHEL version.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to find Redhat Linux version from GUI.
  • How to find Redhat Linux version from command line.
Find Red Hat Enterprise Linux version.
Find Red Hat Enterprise Linux version.

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Red Hat Enterprise 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 find the version of Redhat Linux installed from command line step by step instructions



  1. Open terminal or TTY console and login either as a regular user or administrator.
  2. Type hostnamectl command and press ENTER:
    # hostnamectl
       Static hostname: localhost.localdomain
    Transient hostname: rhel8
             Icon name: computer-vm
               Chassis: vm
            Machine ID: cedfcca06f78400cb71c32d2e28e34c3
               Boot ID: 3188b99e85884d7e8aecbc4df8a50c2c
        Virtualization: oracle
      Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 Beta (Ootpa)
           CPE OS Name: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8.0:beta
                Kernel: Linux 4.18.0-32.el8.x86_64
          Architecture: x86-64
    

How to find the version of Redhat Linux installed from GUI step by step instructions



  1. Click on Activities menu and search for the string about.
    Find about to reveal redhat version.
    Click on About item. Alternatively, navigate to Settings and select About.
  2. Find the version of Redhat Linux installed
    Find the version of Redhat Linux installed.
    Find the version of Redhat Linux installed.
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