gnu_get_libc_version - Linux


gnu_get_libc_version is a command-line tool for retrieving the version of the GNU C Library (glibc) installed on the system. Glibc is a crucial component of Linux and Unix systems, providing fundamental system calls and libraries for user programs.


gnu_get_libc_version [-h] [-v]


  • -h, –help: Display usage information and exit.
  • -v, –version: Display version information and exit.


Display the glibc version:


Display version information:

gnu_get_libc_version -v

Common Issues

Command not found: Ensure gnu_get_libc_version is installed. It may be part of the glibc-utils or libc6-utils packages.


  • Use gnu_get_libc_version to check for specific glibc versions when developing software.
  • Combine with other commands:
    • echo $(gnu_get_libc_version) to print the version in a script.
    • if gnu_get_libc_version -v | grep '2.31' >/dev/null; then echo "Glibc 2.31 installed"; fi to check if a specific version is installed.

Related Commands

  • ldd – Display the shared libraries required by a program or shared library.
  • readelf – Display information about ELF (Executable and Linkable Format) files.