How to: Upgrade Kali Linux & How to: Check Kali Linux current version

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Use following command with root to upgrade Kali Linux

apt update && apt -y full-upgrade

How to Check Current Version of Kali Linux

grep VERSION /etc/os-release
uname -a

e.g.

[email protected]:~# grep VERSION /etc/os-release
VERSION="2020.1"
VERSION_ID="2020.1"
VERSION_CODENAME="kali-rolling"
[email protected]:~# uname -a
Linux k 5.4.0-kali3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.4.13-1kali1 (2020-01-20) x86_64 GNU/Linux
[email protected]:~#
[email protected]:~# uname -v
1 SMP Debian 5.4.13-1kali1 (2020-01-20)
[email protected]:~# uname -r
5.4.0-kali3-amd64
[email protected]:~#

NOTE: The output of uname -r may be different depending on architecture.

Resources

Kali Linux 2020.1 Release


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