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Old 06-09-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
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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?
Old 06-09-2003, 01:59 PM   #2
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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.
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Excellent, i completely forgot about --version. Thanks for the quick reply.


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