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What Linux distribution is Powering Azure App Service?

tidjani profile image Tidjani Belmansour, Ph.D. ・1 min read

You probably know by now that you can have Linux-powered App services.

But, have you ever wonder what Linux distribution is powering that App Service?

Looking at the Environment section of the Kudu console won't help:

environment section in kudu

Well, wonder no more! Simply open a WebSSH terminal:

app service ssh

And type this command:

cat /etc/os-release
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And you'll get the requested information:

linux distro info

Easy, right? ;)

In conclusion...

Today, we have lifted the veil on some part of the magic that powers the Azure App Service for Linux offering which is what version of Linux this service is running on.

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