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Manjaro How to Check Version

It is easy to check what version of Manjaro Linux that you are currently running. This is a very basic thing that you should probably know how to do but it might not be obvious if you are just starting out. You may want to know the Manjaro release number and code name. You may also need to find out what kernel version you are running. We will show you how to do both of these things.

Quick answer: These three commands will give you everything you need:

cat /etc/lsb-release
uname -a
hostnamectl

Check Manjaro Version from the Terminal

Personally, I would start out by launching a terminal and checking your release info from there. This is the fastest and easiest thing that you can do. This should usually work on most distros.

You can check the lsb-release file to get the codename and release version:

cat /etc/lsb-release

How to Check Manjaro Linux Kernel Version

You can find the kernel version with either of these commands:

uname -a
hostnamectl

I actually like the ‘hostnamectl’ command a little bit more because the output is neater and easier to read. Usually I would just use the ‘uname’ command though since I’ve been using it for so many years and it is the first thing I think of. It predates systemd and generally works on other Unix based systems as well. You could expect it to work whether you are running Linux, Solaris, or something else. It can be easier to just remember one command that works everywhere.

Check Manjaro Version From the GUI

If you want, you can also check the Manjaro version from the GUI. Personally, I wouldn’t bother with this but some people might prefer it. You can basically just launch the Manjaro welcome program.