When I originally installed Git for Windows, I (somehow) ended up with two copies of Git Bash - one running MinGW32, one running MinGW64.
Given there's no command like
I could run, how can I determine what versions of these packages I currently have installed? I've been having some trouble with MinGW64 and wanted to see if there was a newer version available than what I have currently.
(For what it's worth, the latest version of MinGW64 for Windows appears to be 3.3.0 (source
) although I'm not entirely certain whether I should be looking at the Win-Builds downloads or not - anyway, that's probably a separate question.)
To get the version, I've tried:
- Checking the icon context menu in each console window. MinGW64's options has an About window that says 'mintty 2.0.3'. mintty seems to be a terminal emulator for Cygwin (I also have Cygwin installed). MinGW32's properties doesn't seem to have a visible version number.
- Looking for a
executable in either of the terminal's
's that I could run with the
flag; neither of them have it (and I'm not sure either how tightly gcc is integrated with the terminal).
. On MinGW64 I get version 4.3.42 of GNU bash, and on MinGW32 I get version 3.1.23 of GNU bash. However, I don't think this is the version number of the respective MinGW projects.
What am I missing?