debian/ubuntu get installed nvidia driver version from terminal

dpkg --status nvidia-current | grep Version | cut -f 1 -d '-' | sed 's/[^.,0-9]//g'
i've been writing a bash script where i needed to query the installed version number of the nvidia driver when it's not loaded. Unfortunately i have not found a easy way of doing this. If i'm a stupid person, please enlighten me of a better way ;)

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By: mtron
2011-05-06 09:09:33

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What about "nvidia-settings -v" ?
heptux · 368 weeks and 1 day ago
@ heptux: this shows just the Version from the nvidia-settings program not the display drivers version.
mtron · 367 weeks and 6 days ago

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