Version troubleshooting question

Discussion in 'Kernel Questions' started by brian buzzella, Aug 21, 2020.

  1. brian buzzella

    brian buzzella New Member

    Im not sure this is the right forum for this but i have been having trouble with some commands and im trying to figure out if its me or the version of linux i have. Is that even possible for some commands not to work properly with a more updated version?
  2. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter
    You do not say what you mean by "properly", but another version of a command may quite well have different options and different behaviour. Also, running a command in another environment may make it behave differently.
    Read the man page of the command on that same host, that should show the documentation for that particular version.
    Also worth checking is what exact command is executed when issuing it from command lline or script. Use commands which and type -a to start examining, and then maybe continue with ls and file if it was a command file.

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