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I want to install some plugins for gedit, and I need to know my gedit version to install the correct plugins. How do I check it?

Note: I'm running Ubuntu 16.04

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  • here is a list: makeuseof.com/tag/… – Rinzwind Aug 15 '17 at 13:47
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    @mon I recommend posting a separate question about how to get formatting and syntax checking in Gedit, with a specific description of what you need. – Eliah Kagan Aug 16 '17 at 0:49
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    most Linux apps give you the version by --version, -v or -V – phuclv Aug 16 '17 at 4:07

Alternative to the desktop version: command line it would be...

$ gedit --version
gedit - Version 3.22.1
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    Short version: gedit -V – Marcus Aug 16 '17 at 8:30
  • yeah and then someone asks: what is "-V"? :P – Rinzwind Aug 16 '17 at 12:58

For version it's Help > About and you should get this:

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You can use apt to get any package's version:

$ apt list --installed gedit
gedit/stable 3.22.0-1

or dpkg:

$ dpkg -l gedit
||/ Name              Version        ...
ii  gedit             3.22.0-1       ...

For more info about the version number:

man deb-version
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    Note: That list's the package version, which isn't necessarily the same thing as the product version. It often is the same thing, or the two are very closely related to each other; but they can easily be different. – a CVn Aug 15 '17 at 14:27
  • @MichaelKjörling Yeah, that's right ... I updated the answer with a reference to related man page. – Ravexina Aug 15 '17 at 14:30

Another method is to check the "Installed:" clause of

$ apt-cache policy gedit

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