How to find pip version

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

In this tutorial, you will learn how to find pip version.

Sometimes you need to know the version of an app that you have installed on your system.

To do this, there are multiple ways.

For example, you can check the pip version simply by using the terminal, or if you are a GUI fan, then you can also do this by using GUI.

In this tutorial, we'll be finding which version of pip is installed on our machine, via two mentioned ways above.

Find pip version via terminal

To check which pip version is installed on your machine, by using the terminal, you can do so by using the version command.

Simply run the command below, and it will display the version of pip on your terminal.

pip --version

If you are running Python 3, you can check pip version by running

pip3 --version

Note: The reason why pip and pip3 are both related to Python 3 in the screenshots above, is because we are using Python3.11 in our Debian 12 machine.

If you are having issues checking pip version by using the commands above, you can also check pip version by running pip binary, which is located at /usr/bin/pip.

For example, to check pip version using the binary path run the command below if you are using Python 2.

/usr/bin/pip --version

If you are using Python 3, you need to check pip3 version. To do so, run the following.

/usr/bin/pip3 --version

Find pip version using GUI

To check pip version by using GUI, you can do so by using Synaptic Package Manager.

Synaptic Package Manager is installed by default on Debian 12, so you don't need to install it manually. Synaptic Package Manager can be used to manage packages on your Debian 12 machine.

In this tutorial, we'll be using Synaptic Package Manager to find the pip version we have installed on our machine.

Finding pip version with Synaptic Package Manager is quite simple. All you have to do is follow the steps below.

Step 1 - Launch Synaptic Package Manager

You can launch Synaptic Package Manager via Application Menu

Step 2 - Authenticate

Synaptic Package Manager needs sudo permission before using it, so proceed to authenticate by typing your password, and then press enter.

Step 3 - Go to Installed Tab

Next, you need to go to the Installed Tab. This tab contains all the apps that are currently installed in our system.

Then click to search box and search for the pip package python3-pip as shown in the screenshot below

Once you click the Search button, you will see the following window.

As you can see, the "Installed Version" tab is showing the pip and pip3 version that is currently installed.


In this tutorial, you learned how to find pip and pip3 version via two different ways. By using the terminal, and by using GUI via Synaptic Package Manager.