# How can I get the installed ALSA version?

How can I see what ALSA version is installed on my machine?

I tried:

\$ alsa --version


cat /proc/asound/version

The version of the kernel drivers is shown in /proc/asound/version, but this depends only on your kernel version (and the latest version shows nothing but the kernel version number).
To get the version number of the user-space tools, execute aplay --version.
• aplay is part of the alsa-utils package. But the other user-space packages are typically updated in parallel. – CL. Dec 27 '15 at 20:53