debian-distro-info (1) - Linux Manuals

debian-distro-info: provides information about Debian's distributions


debian-distro-info - 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 versions, including development releases
-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


The script and this manual page was written by Benjamin Drung <bdrung [at]>.