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Amazon Linux 2

Amazon Linux version 2 is the current iteration of Amazon's default EC2 Linux-based operating system on AWS. You can verify the version of Amazon Linux you are running by running this command:

[jamie@ca.dawgland.com:/etc]$ cat system-release



This should produce similar version output:

Amazon Linux release 2 (Karoo)



To see more detailed information on the Amazon Linux OS version, type this command and his the ENTER key:

[jamie@ca.dawgland.com:~]$ cat /etc/os-release



Hit the ENTER key after typing the above command, and you should see similar output:

NAME="Amazon Linux"
VERSION="2"
ID="amzn"
ID_LIKE="centos rhel fedora"
VERSION_ID="2"
PRETTY_NAME="Amazon Linux 2"
ANSI_COLOR="0;33"
CPE_NAME="cpe:2.3:o:amazon:amazon_linux:2"
HOME_URL="https://amazonlinux.com/"