I'm running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. How can I check which version of vim I have installed?
Ideally I'd like to know a general solution for checking software versions via the command line.
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This is pretty standard for all unix executables.
or, just if you run vim already and want to know what you are in right now:
In a terminal run
vim --version ther version number is in the top line of output.
You can also just open a blank VIM document by typing vi or vim in your terminal. The welcome screen will state your version as well as other information.