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I'm on Kubuntu 11.04 and I want to know what KDE version I'm using.

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up vote 25 down vote accepted

In modern Kubuntu there is an Info Center app which you can find in K menu -> Applications -> System -> Info Center or start from console using kinfocenter. It shows Plasma version, Frameworks version, Qt version and other useful info.

Info Center

Previous answer for older KDE versions:

Start any "standard" KDE program, such as Konsole or Kate and select Help - About KDE

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If you want to do the same from the command line, you can invoke any "standard" KDE program with --version parameter. The program then will print the version and exit:

# kate --version
Qt: 4.8.6
KDE Development Platform: 4.14.2
Kate: 3.14.2
# konsole --version
Qt: 4.8.6
KDE Development Platform: 4.14.2
Konsole: 2.14.2
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but how about checking it from terminal? – KernelPanic May 4 '15 at 9:24
@MarkoFrelih: I've updated my answer to show how to do that from terminal – Sergey May 5 '15 at 4:00
thanks for simple solution ... – KernelPanic May 5 '15 at 5:26
with the newer KDE ( 5.4.x and up) they do not show the version in the About KDE anymore for some unknown reason. Upvote for konsole --version. – user283885 Nov 25 '15 at 10:54
Please add to the answer that you probably want to know what plasma version you are running (plasmashell --version) that is probably what you really want to know. – Joshua Robison Apr 10 at 13:43

Open any KDE related program, like Dolphin, Kmail or even System Monitor, not a program like Chrome or Firefox. Then click on the Help option in the menu and then click on About KDE. That will tell your your version.

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