Check Debian/Ubuntu Linux package version using apt-get/aptitude command


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I am a new Debian / Ubuntu Linux sysadmin. I would like to find out what version I would install if I ran the . How do I find out which versions of a package can I install using apt-cache/apt-get command? How do you check package version using apt-get/aptitude on Debian or Ubuntu Linux server?