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know which version of the program is installed on your Debian and derivatives

Terminal - know which version of the program is installed on your Debian and derivatives
aptitude show $PROGRAM | grep Vers
2009-02-27 23:24:37
User: aabilio
Functions: grep
know which version of the program is installed on your Debian and derivatives

Output: Version 3.2-0 (for example if you type # aptitude show bash | grep Vers

Depends on the language of your distribution, because the name of the word "Version" in other languages may be different.


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But this is not correct.

The command show you what could be installed (if the metadata is up-to-date).

What you want is:

dpkg -l ${PROGRAM}


apt-get policy ${PROGRAM}
Comment by bartman 345 weeks and 3 days ago
apt-get policy

is not correct either. Proper ways to do this include :

dpkg -l bash | grep "^ii" apt-cache policy bash | grep Installed
Comment by raphink 345 weeks and 2 days ago

ok, you are right, shows you the version you have installed, if you have installed, and shows you the version that should be installed if not already installed.

Sorry, I know that my English is very bad.

Comment by aabilio 345 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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