-   Linux - Newbie (
-   -   Checking Version (

enik256 01-27-2005 04:48 PM

Checking Version
I was trying to find out if there was a command line command to tell you what versions of things you have installed.

I'm running Knoppix installed to the hard drive and I was trying to see what versions of KDE, the Linux kernal and Knoppix I was technically running. Since I tried running distr-upgrade, I wanted to see where things were at.


predator.hawk 01-27-2005 04:55 PM

for kernel version: cat /proc/version
for kde version: iounno
for knoppix version: iounno

Cenobite 01-27-2005 05:04 PM

Hi enik :)

Most programs support the -v switch in the command line, for example 'man -v' will print the version of the program 'man' you have installed ('v' stands for 'version').

To print the version of the kernel you're running, just type 'uname -v' although 'uname -a' gives a bit more useful information. Note that these commands must be run in the command line or in a terminal emulator like Konsole or xterm.

To find out what version of KDE you're running, just open any native KDE application (KWrite is a good bet) and click on 'Help' and 'about KDE'.

I'm not too sure about finding out which version of Knoppix you're running... maybe it's actually written on the cd? :p

Hope this is helpful! :)

Cenobite 01-27-2005 05:07 PM

Oh yes!

As Predator.Hawk mentioned, 'cat /proc/version' would be a better bet than 'uname -a' since it lists a bit more pertinent information including the kernel version, such as the version of GCC.

Thanks P.H :)

enik256 01-28-2005 12:15 PM


Now I can keep track of things better as I update them. I'll post if I figure out how to check the installed Knoppix version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:59 AM.