In this blog post, I will guide you through the steps to get your Linux version and format the output as HTML. This information can be handy when you are trying to find compatibility issues, testing software, troubleshooting, or when you’re simply curious about your current operating system details.
One of the key strengths of Linux is that it is extremely configurable. There are multiple distributions available and each one is unique in its own way. Therefore, knowing exactly on which Linux distribution and version you are working is a crucial part of managing your system effectively.
Command to Check Linux Version
There’s a simple terminal command that you can use to check your Linux version. The command is:
This command will give you a comprehensive output about your system.
However, if you are only interested in the Linux kernel version, then you can use the following command:
Formatting the Output as HTML
Formatting the output as HTML can be useful if you want to display the Linux version on a web page or if you want to process the output further with web technology tools.
Here’s a simple way to do it:
echo "<p>$(uname -r)</p>" > linux_version.html
In the above line of code, echo is used to print the output of the command wrapped within <p> HTML tags. The greater-than symbol (>) is used to redirect the output to a new file called linux_version.html. If the file already exists, it will be overwritten.
Making It More Interactive
By using this script, the Linux version will be displayed on a web page with a styled header.
That’s all for today’s tutorial. Now you know how to get your Linux version and format the output as HTML. I hope you found this blog post useful. Stay tuned for more Linux tips and tricks!