I can't remember if this is possible, but I'd like to check the version of some unix binaries I've installed. For example, I'd like to be able to use a Terminal command to tell me what version of MySQL or GiMP or whatever, I have installed. I know you can use Fink, since that is what I installed these binaries with. I'd like to know a universal terminal command to check the version of any unix app i have installed. Any ideas? Also, I know that you can check the what version of perl I have installed by typing: perl -v This seams to only work for perl, so it must be a variable specific to perl only. Any guru's know this?