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cav 06-09-2003 12:56 PM

Checking software versions
I am curious how one might check the version of a piece of software of even a library, by issuing a console command. Is there a way?

Mara 06-09-2003 12:59 PM

Yes, you can. Many programs have --version switch that shows the version. If you're using an RPM based system, you can use 'rpm -aq|grep programname' . You'll see full package name. Version number is a part of it.

cav 06-09-2003 01:24 PM

Excellent, i completely forgot about --version. Thanks for the quick reply.

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