How do I check my version of GNOME-Shell?

There’s got to be some simple way I’m missing, but for the life of me I can’t find it. How do I check my version of GNOME-Shell?

Asked By: Richard


Just type

gnome-shell --version

into a terminal.

Answered By: gentledevil

The gnome-shell man page doesn’t show –version as an option. Assuming you have installed it from the ubuntu repositories then you can look up the version in the repository. To just show the version:

apt-cache show gnome-shell | grep Version

On Ubuntu Maverick (10.10) I get

Version: 2.31.5-2ubuntu2

Note that this works whether or not the package is installed. You can also look up all packaged versions of gnome-shell on all ubuntu versions on

Answered By: Hamish Downer
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