How to check your CentOS version

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Most Red Hat-based distributions, like CentOS, should have a file called redhat-release which will contain the CentOS version.


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Installing Tomcat 6 on CentOS 5.5 Tutorial

Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. The Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages specifications are developed under the Java Community Process.

So before we start just some general house keeping. The base CentOS 5.5 server hostname and IP address that we’ll be using in this tutorial:

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The Tomcat 6 Server will eventually be available on

The assumption, for this Tomcat 6 and CentOS 5.5 tutorial, is that you are running as root and have a medium understanding of the software required but if you’re Awesome that’s good enough.
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