cockroach version

To view version details for a specific cockroach binary, run the cockroach version command, or run cockroach --version (new in v21.1):

$ cockroach version
Build Tag:        v21.1.0-rc.2
Build Time:       2021/5/10 11:00:26 (go1.15.5)
Distribution:     CCL
Platform:         darwin amd64 (x86_64-apple-darwin19)
Go Version:       go1.15.11
C Compiler:       Clang 10.0.0
Build Commit ID:  ac916850f403f083ea62e2b0dfdfecbbeaaa4d05
Build Type:       release


The cockroach version command outputs the following fields:

Field Description
Build Tag The CockroachDB version.

New in v21.1: To return just the build tag, use cockroach version --build-tag.
Build Time The date and time when the binary was built.
Distribution The scope of the binary. If CCL, the binary contains functionality covered by both the CockroachDB Community License (CCL) and the Business Source License (BSL). If OSS, the binary contains only functionality covered by the Apache 2.0 license. The v19.2 release converts to Apache 2.0 as of Oct 1, 2022, at which time you can use the make buildoss command to build a pure open-source binary. For more details about licensing, see the Licensing FAQs.
Platform The platform that the binary can run on.
Go Version The version of Go in which the source code is written.
C Compiler The C compiler used to build the binary.
Build Commit ID The SHA-1 hash of the commit used to build the binary.
Build Type The type of release. If release, release-gnu, or release-musl, the binary is for a production release. If development, the binary is for a testing release.

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