"man named" leads to:
-v Report the version number and exit.
With many *nix commands, it's worth trying $COMMAND -v or
$COMMAND --version if you want to see the version. If you're on a box
that uses yum, you can use "yum info $PACKAGE". Boxes which use RPM
(which, in general, includes boxes that use yum) have a file called
"rpmpkgs" in their log directory (/var/log on most) which lists currently
installed RPMs and their versions. If your box uses apt-get, you can try
dpkg -l $PACKAGE or dpkg -l|grep $PACKAGE. These methods can, by and
large, be used by an unprivileged user.
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