So, recently had some troubles with running screenshot application in Peppermint, and AFAIU the problem could be linked to outdated system. Could be true, so I have had to check the version of the linux distributive I use (some version of Peppermint).
If you want just to see the solution how I determined the version of Peppermint OS, see the correct cli command, and to see the whole story of searching for this answer, just proceed reading 8)
I have found several ways of determining the distributive version (which is not unusual for linux, is it?)), including:
a. “Checking your /etc -directory for a file called *-version or the likes.”
This one wasn’t quite specific or exact (how should I search for some vague info, i.e. “-version or the likes.”?!)
Running cli command:
No such file or directory
Again, running command:
leads again to the same result (“No such file or directory”).
No help here, let’s move on…
"uname -r" -cli command.
This one outprinted some very technical code:
This reveals the kernel of the OS I’m using. I’m not a developer, why would I need this?)
c. Another cli command:
“cat /etc/issue” for distro”
Supposedly should have revealed the distro. Didn’t work either!
But I see the same /etc -directory mentioned, which [I hope] is not a coincidence!
This directory must be having some note of what distro is in use) I should examine this place/keep it in mind at least… (/update/: and sure, the information about the OS version is exactly in this location).
So, at last, here is the advice that led to the needed information!
Issuing CLI command:
-gave me this output:
DISTRIB_ID=Peppermint DISTRIB_RELEASE=2 DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Peppermint Two"
*At the moment*, I know that my distro (it’s Peppermint, and today is the New freaking 2014 First Day!)) has reached version 4, so I should probably try to update my system)