How to Check and Verify the Version of Python

Reading Time: < 1 minutePython is a programming language. It is quite popular and has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability. It is widely considered to be a straightforward programming language to learn and master because of its focus on readability. Python is open source, and will run a multitude of platforms including, but not limited to: Various Linux/UNIX distributions (CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, etc.), Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X.
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  • These instructions are intended specifically for checking which version of Python is installed.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Check and Verify a Python Installation
Check the version of Python installed with the following command: python --version Which should yield a response similar to: Python 2.7.5 Enter the Python command line with the following command: python This command should generate a command line similar to: Python 2.7.5 (default, Jun 17 2014, 18:11:42) [GCC 4.8.2 20140120 (Red Hat 4.8.2-16)] on linux2 Type “help”, “copyright”, “credits” or “license” for more information. And exit the command line with: quit()
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