This is quick guide howto show Linux version, howto show Linux distributin (distro) info, howto show Linux System information, kernel version and kernel information on command line. Show Linux Version Linux version information can be checked using the following commands: cat /proc/version Another way to check Linux Version information is following: dmesg | grep "Linux version" Example output: Linux version 4.11.10-300.fc26.x86_64 ([email protected]) (gcc version 7.1.1 20170622 (Red Hat 7.1.1-3) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Wed Jul 12 17:05:39 UTC 2017 Show Linux Distribution/Distro information Use lsb_release command to show Linux distribution information: lsb_release -a Example output: