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KDE Plasma Desktop Commands

KDE Plasma Desktop Commands

In this post we are going to learn some KDE Plasma Desktop specific commands to get information like KDE Framework , Plasma Desktop version , OS information and tons more.

Operating System all release details :

If you want to know OS release details then Open Konsole and Run commands below (It will work for Other DE also)

Command 1 : 

cat /etc/os-release

Command 2 (only OS like “Ubuntu”) :

cat /etc/os-release | head -1 | tail -1 | awk -F"=" '{print $2}'

Command 3 (pretty name like “Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS” ) :

cat /etc/os-release | head -5 | tail -1 | awk -F"=" '{print $2}'

Command 4 :

lsb_release -a

Command 5 :


KDE Plasma Version
If you want to know Plasma Desktop Version and run commands below

Command 1 :

plasmashell --version 

Command 2 :

dpkg -l | awk -F"[:-]" '/plasma-desktop\s/{print $3}'

Command 3 :

dpkg -l | grep plasma-desktop\ | awk '{print $3}' | cut -d':' -f2 | cut -d'-' -f1

KDE Frameworks Version command :

kded5 --version

Kate Version command :

kate --version

Konsole Version command :

konsole -v
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