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distro-info - Man Page

provides information about the distributions' releases


distro-info [Options]


distro-info is a symlink to the distro-info command for your distribution. On Debian it links to debian-distro-info and on Ubuntu it links to ubuntu-distro-info. All options described in this manual page are available in all distro-info commands. All other options, which are not described here, are distribution specific.



date for calculating the version (default: today)

-h,  --help

display help message and exit

-a,  --all

list all known versions


display number of days until specified version reaches the specified milestone. MILESTONE may be one of created, release, eol, or eol-server. 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.

-d,  --devel

latest development version


series to calculate the version for

-s,  --stable

latest stable version


list of all supported stable versions


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

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


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

Referenced By

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

August 2013