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debian-distro-info - Man Page

provides information about Debian's distributions


debian-distro-info [Options]



date for calculating the version (default: today)

-h,  --help

display help message and exit


print the alias (oldstable, stable, testing, unstable) relative to the distribution codename passed as an argument. Only distribution codenames composed of lower case ASCII letters are accepted, and if the distribution does not qualify as oldstable, stable, testing, or unstable, then the same codename passed as argument is returned.

-a,  --all

list all known versions


display number of days until specified version reaches the specified milestone. MILESTONE may be one of created, release, or eol. If no milestone is specified, assume release. For options that return a list, display the normal output followed by whitespace and the number of days until the specified milestone. If milestone cannot be calculated, the string '(unknown)' is displayed. Unless one of -c, -f or -r is specified, only the number of days will be displayed.

-d,  --devel

latest development version

-o,  --old

latest old (stable) version


series to calculate the version for

-s,  --stable

latest stable version


list of all supported stable versions

-t,  --testing

latest testing version


list of all unsupported stable versions

-c,  --codename

print the codename (default)

-r,  --release

print the release version

-f,  --fullname

print the full name

See Also

distro-info(1), ubuntu-distro-info(1)


The script and this manual page was written by Benjamin Drung <bdrung@debian.org>.

Referenced By

distro-info(1), ubuntu-distro-info(1).

August 2013 distro-info