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Old 09-13-2006, 06:15 AM   #1
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what command do i use to check software version

Is there a command for checking the version of a software e.g python on linux?If there is what is it?How do I use it?
Old 09-13-2006, 06:25 AM   #2
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With python, you can just enter "python" in the command line and it will print the version of python installed as well as the version of gcc that was used to compile it (enter CTRL-D to exit the python command line). Some packages have an option which prints the version e.g. "gcc -v" or "java -version". You can also use your distributions package manager to check for versions of installed packages.
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usually with command in UNIX if you append a "--version" option to the command then it will tell you the version. This works for most programs.
mythbackend --version
mtd --version


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