How to check Ubuntu version and 32/64 bit OS

To check your Ubuntu system version using command line yow will have to open the terminal (you can use this shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+T)

  • and enter the command lsb_release -a

Check if you are running on a 32-bit or a 64-bit machine

On the other hand if you just want to check if you are running on a 32 or 64 bit architecture:

  • you will want to type: getconf LONG_BIT

Alternative way to find Ubuntu version number  and if you have o 32 or 64  bits architecture

If you are a developer and not always have access to the console. you can simply use the PHP info function:

  • you can use it like this: phpinfo(); 

juts drop this in to a new php file and you will get a full list of stuff installed on you server besides you Ubuntu version.

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