|Flash version via navigator.plugins object||Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0|
Note: you may see commas, instead of periods, between the parts of the version number. Also, this shows you the version for the Adobe Flash Player plug-in installed for that browser. The plug-in version for other browsers on the system may differ. E.g., the version you would see if you visited the page with Google Chrome may not be the version you would see in Firefox, or what you might see for Safari.
Or you can obtain the information from a graphical user interface (GUI) on the system by the following steps:
You can obtain information on the version of the Adobe Flash Player present on the system from the command line, i.e., from a Terminal window, by running the system_profiler command and then piping the output from that command into the grep command. If you look at the 8 lines after it appears, you can also see when it was last updated and the location for the application on the system.
$ system_profiler SPApplicationsDataType | grep "Adobe Flash" -A 8 Adobe Flash Player Install Manager: Version: 22.214.171.124 Obtained from: Identified Developer Last Modified: 4/11/16, 11:13 AM Kind: Intel 64-Bit (Intel): No Signed by: Developer ID Application: Adobe Systems, Inc., Developer ID Certification Authority, Apple Root CA Location: /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Flash Player Install Manager.app Script Editor: Version: 2.7 Obtained from: Apple Last Modified: 12/21/15, 1:00 PM Kind: Intel 64-Bit (Intel): Yes
The Adobe Flash Player application can usually be found at
/Applications/Utilities/Adobe Flash Player Install Manager.app.
An alternative means of determining the version from the command line, i.e.
a shell prompt, is to look for the line that occurs after
CFBundleShortVersionString in the
file for the software, which is found at
/Applications/Utilities/Adobe Flash Player Install
$ grep -A 1 CFBundleShortVersionString "/Applications/Utilities/Adobe Flash Player Install Manager.app/Contents/Info.plist" <key>CFBundleShortVersionString</key> <string>126.96.36.199</string>
Or, to see just the version number for
, you can use the following command:
$ grep -A 1 CFBundleShortVersionString "/Applications/Utilities/Adobe Flash Player Install Manager.app/Contents/Info.plist" | cut -d">" -f2 | cut -d"<" -f1 | tail -n 1 188.8.131.52 $
If it is out-of-date, you can click on Update Now to update it.
chrome://plugins/in the address bar within the browser. You will then see information on all of the plug-ins installed within Google Chrome, including the one for Adobe Flash Player. Note: the version number of the plug-in installed may be different than the version installed for other browsers on the system or shown by the operating system when you use the GUI or command line methods. E.g., you could have an older version installed as a plug-in.