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How to Check Your CentOS Version

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The following command works with all CentOS versions. If you’d like to check your kernel version then visit our tutorial on How To Check the Kernel Version in Linux / Ubuntu / CentOS

Checking your CentOS Version

cat /etc/centos-release

You should receive a result similar to the following:

CentOS release 6.5 (Final)

You can also use:

cat /etc/redhat-release

Need more information on the kernel version? Visit our tutorial on How To Check the Kernel Version in Linux / Ubuntu / CentOS

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As a previous contributor, JMays shares his insight with our Knowledge Base center. In our Knowledge Base, you'll be able to find how-to articles on Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora and much more!

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