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Show a Package Version on Debian based distribution

Terminal - Show a Package Version on Debian based distribution
aptitude -F '%p %v#' search <pattern>
2010-06-03 15:37:27
Show a Package Version on Debian based distribution

Supports regex pattern and very flexible output parameters and search options.


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Terminal - Alternatives
apt-cache show pkgname | grep -i "version:"
2010-06-03 00:48:39
User: emacs
Functions: apt grep
Tags: Debian

if you don't want to show string "version?, then use awk or cut filter it: apt-cache show pkgname | grep -i "version:" | awk '{ print $2 }'

we can also use regex to search many packages and show their versions:

apt-cache search pkgregex | grep -i "version:"

dpkg-query -W -f='${Version}' package-name
apt-show-versions <packagename>
2010-06-03 15:52:11
User: Vasudev
Functions: apt
Tags: Debian

If there is update available for the package you can see upgrade is from which version to which version. Also you will get detail about which release the package belongs to (stable/testing/sid).

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