In your lifetime on Linux systems, you obviously had to run a number of commands for lots of purposes, right? A core command that’s available on all the Linux systems is the “lsb_release”. This is a tool that prints a certain LSB (Linux Standard Base) and a short information about the current system (Linux distro). This is a very handy tool to find out a summary of your system info if you need it right away.
Note that there are other advanced tools like Superfetch and Neofetch that will provide you more in-depth information about your system.
Here are all the available command line options for the tool –
- -s or –short: Tells the tool to print out a short version of the info.
- -i or –id: Prints out the string ID of the distributor.
- -v or –version: Displays all the available lsb modules that the current system support.
- -c or –codename: Prints out the codename of the distro.
- -d or –description: Shows a single line text description of the distributor.
- -r or –release: Prints out the release number of the distro.
- -h or –help: Prints out a help file.
The most basic usage of the tool is –
This prints out all the information. Note that you can mix a number of arguments together.
For advanced information on your system, you should rely on Superfetch or Neofetch.