Version of Wine Installed in Linux

S Buvaneswari bhoovi_s at
Wed Jun 9 03:34:17 CDT 2004

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On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 Bill Medland wrote :
>On June 8, 2004 02:31 am, S Buvaneswari wrote:
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> > Hi <BR>
> >   Can you please tell me how to check what version of wine is
> > installed on Linux machine.<BR>   curently I am using "rpm -q
> > wine" in the console to check the wine version.     <BR>
> >   Is the version information is stored anywhere else (ie. in any file
> > or so) ?<BR>   My requirement is to write a java program to retrieve
> > the version of wine installed on Linux machine. Can any one help on this
> > ?<BR> <BR>
> > Thanks & Regards<BR>
> > Bhuvaneswari S<BR>
>No, the version is almost certainly not stored in a file anywhere.  (That
>would be a risky thing to do since it could very easily get out of sync with
>the actual executables).
>If the wine is installed under rpm then I would say that using rpm -q is the
>best way to get the version.  (I have known of one occasion in the past on
>which it was more correct than the wine --version answer).  Using rpm will
>give much more accurate information including whose build of wine it is as
>well as the version.
>Otherwise, as Mark said, use wine --version.
>I am really not knowledgeable about java but I would have thought that if you
>are able to access the local filesystem to read a file then you should be
>able to execute a command in the local system and read its output.
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