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NAME

       linux-version - operate on Linux kernel version strings

SYNOPSIS

       linux-version compare VERSION1 OP VERSION2

       linux-version sort [--reverse] [VERSION1 VERSION2 ...]

       linux-version list [--paths]

DESCRIPTION

       linux-version operates on Linux kernel version strings as reported by uname -r and used in
       file and directory names.  These version strings do not follow the same  rules  as  Debian
       package version strings and should not be compared as such or as arbitrary strings.

       compare VERSION1 OP VERSION2
              Compare  version  strings,  where  OP  is  a binary operator. linux-version returns
              success (zero result) if the specified condition is satisfied, and failure (nonzero
              result) otherwise.  The valid operators are: lt le eq ne ge gt

       sort [--reverse] [VERSION1 VERSION2 ...]
              Sort  the given version strings and print them in order from lowest to highest.  If
              the --reverse option is used, print them in order from highest to lowest.

              If no version strings are given as arguments, the version strings will  instead  be
              read  from  standard  input,  one per line.  They may be suffixed by arbitrary text
              after a space, which will be included in the output.  This means that, for example:

              linux-version list --paths | linux-version sort --reverse

              will list the installed versions and corresponding paths in order from  highest  to
              lowest version.

       list [--paths]
              List  kernel  versions installed in the customary location.  If the --paths option,
              show the corresponding path for each version.

AUTHOR

       linux-version and this manual page were written by Ben Hutchings as  part  of  the  Debian
       linux-base package.

                                          30 March 2011                          LINUX-VERSION(1)