Quickly Determine What Version of Ubuntu You Have

If you have several machines running Ubuntu, or several versions installed on the same machine, you may, like me, sometimes forget what version you have are running presently. A quick and easy way to do this is with the following command:

lsb_release -a

An example of the output on my system is as follows:

peter@peeeter-karmic:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:†† †Ubuntu 9.10
Release:†† †††† 9.10
Codename:†† ††† karmic

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