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I'm going through setting up a computer and wanted to see the exact version of IntelliJ I had on another Ubuntu computer that is in text-only mode i.e. I can only navigate the folder structure and run basic terminal applications.

Is there a way on the command line with Ubuntu detect which exact release I am using?

As an example, I am definitely using version 12, but how do I see whether it is version 12.1.4 installed or version 12.04.

Thank you in advance

The downloaded folder is called idea-UI-129.239

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Perhaps the launcher for IntelliJ responds to the --version option. – Dan D. Jan 29 '14 at 10:15
When you start IntelliJ from the command line, the launcher is what you use. – Dan D. Jan 29 '14 at 10:28
no luck. HeadlessException because there's no X11 – Crowie Jan 29 '14 at 10:43
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Go to IDEA root folder and output build.txt file by using cat command:

idea-IU-133.193$ cat build.txt



You will get last number of build. Here you can find the version IDEA by build number.

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@Crowie I'm sorry but I don't understand you. You may clarify what you want ? – Anton Dozortsev Feb 13 '14 at 19:41
@Crowie Why tomorrow ? – Anton Dozortsev Feb 13 '14 at 20:45
@Crowie Are you happy to accept this answer? – Anton Dozortsev Feb 22 '14 at 15:48
@dorortsevanton sorry for the delay – Crowie Feb 22 '14 at 16:36

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