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I want to know my GTK version (i am working on Ubuntu 11.10) using a command line or any thing

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dpkg -l "*gtk*" | grep ii – Anonymous Nov 11 '11 at 23:51
@Anonymous: that returns 50 lines on my Debian system. – Zayne S Halsall Jun 21 '14 at 20:59
@ZayneSHalsall try the answer below that have  this sign – Black Block Jun 24 '14 at 12:20
up vote 24 down vote accepted

apt-cache policy libgtk2.0-0 libgtk-3-0 (optionally pipe to grep Installed)


dpkg -l libgtk2.0-0 libgtk-3-0

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man you miss t in second libgtk-3-0 – Black Block Nov 12 '11 at 12:45
@Naruto, thanks. Fixed now. – zpletan Nov 12 '11 at 14:24

Try this: dpkg -l libgtk2.0-0 libgtk-3-0 This will give info for both GTK 2 and 3.

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--get-selections will show you the installed packages

dpkg --get-selections | grep gtk
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Try: dpkg-query -W libgtk-3-bin

# Gives version as 3.10.8, separated on the left by a tab, and on the right by a ~
$ dpkg-query -W libgtk-3-bin
libgtk-3-bin    3.10.8~8+qiana

# An associated package also gives the package architecture [for me]
$ dpkg-query -W libgtk-3-0
libgtk-3-0:amd64    3.10.8~8+qiana
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