Linux: Get Ubuntu Distribution Codename

Objective: Get Ubuntu distribution codename such as trusty for 14.04 and xenial for 16.04

To get the codename of a Ubuntu release, use the lsb_release command.

# lsb_release -c
Codename:	xenial

Another way is to cat the /etc/os-release file.

# cat /etc/os-release | grep UBUNTU_CODENAME
UBUNTU_CODENAME=xenial

The third option is to extract the codename from the /etc/lsb-release file.

# cat /etc/lsb-release | grep CODENAME
DISTRIB_CODENAME=xenial

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