Check MySQL Version

The The MySQL Command-Line Client will show the version as soon as you successfully enter it:

admin@server:~$ sudo mysql -u admin -p
[sudo] password for admin: 
Enter password: 
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 70589
Server version: 5.7.27-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 (Ubuntu)

If you are already in the The MySQL Command-Line Client & scrolling up is not viable, you can just run a query:


| VERSION()               |
| 5.7.27-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 |
1 row in set (0.01 sec)

If you just want to check from the shell directly:

admin@server:~$ mysqld --version
mysqld  Ver 5.7.27-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 for Linux on x86_64 ((Ubuntu))
admin@server:~$ mysql --version
mysql  Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.7.27, for Linux (x86_64) using  EditLine wrapper

On Macs, the format is a little different, but the commands are the same:

admin@macbook$ mysqld --version             
/usr/local/Cellar/mysql/8.0.19/bin/mysqld  Ver 8.0.19 for osx10.15 on x86_64 (Homebrew)
admin@server$ mysql --version 
mysql  Ver 8.0.19 for osx10.15 on x86_64 (Homebrew)

Tested on: Ubuntu 16.04, MacOS Catalina

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