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Determine MYSQL Version From the Command Line

Determining MySQL version is not very difficult but the command line is a quick trick and its useful. Once you are logged in to the server issue mysql -h localhost -V command:

C:\xampp\mysql\bin>mysql -h localhost -V
C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysql.EXE  Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.1.41, for Win32 (ia32)

Another option is to logon to MySQL and run SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'version'; query:

mysql> SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'version';
| Variable_name | Value      |
| version       | 5.0.90-log |
1 row in set

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