HowTo: Find Python Version

How do I find out python programming language version under a UNIX / *BSD / Linux / Apple OS X operating systems?

You need to simply type the following commands to find out python version (open the terminal application or shell prompt):

## type at your shell ##
python -V

## type at your shell ##
python -V

OR

## type at your shell ##
python --version

## type at your shell ##
python –version

Sample outputs:

Python 2.7.14

So I am using Python version 2.17.14. The -V or –version option shows the Python version number of the executable and exit. For Python 3, try the follwoing command:
$ python3 -V
## or ##
$ python3 --version

Sample outputs:

Python 3.6.3

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