How do I check on a Unix server what version of the Alpine mail client is installed?

I have root access in case that is needed.


That works even without alpine installed (e.g. in Docker container):

$ cat /etc/alpine-release 
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    While this does answer my question (and probably yours), this is how to check the Alpine OS version, not the Text-based email client. ;) – kaiser Feb 12 '17 at 19:33

oh, just found it:

alpine -version

You should be able to run the command alpine -v or alpine -version ... you can also start Alpine and press ? on the main menu to open the main Help page, which will also tell you the version.

If your system has a package manager that you used to install Alpine, you can also check with that. For example, on my Debian system, I'd run:

$ dpkg -l | grep alpine
ii  alpine      1.10+dfsg-3     Text-based email client, friendly for novices but powerful

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