gerrit version - Show the version of the currently executing Gerrit server.


ssh -p <port> <host> gerrit version


Displays a one-line response with the string gerrit version followed by the currently executing version of Gerrit.

The git describe command is used to generate the version string based on the Git commit used to build Gerrit. For official releases of Gerrit, the version string will be equal to the Git tag set in the Gerrit source code, which in turn is equal to the name of the release (for example 2.4.2). When building Gerrit from another commit (one that doesn’t have an official-looking tag pointing to it), the version string has the form <tagname>-<n>-g<sha1>, where <n> is an integer indicating the number of commits ahead of the <tagname> tag the commit is, and <sha1> is the seven-character abbreviated SHA-1 of the commit. See the git describe documentation for details on how <tagname> is chosen and how <n> is computed.


Any user who has SSH access to Gerrit.


This command is intended to be used in scripts.


$ ssh -p 29418 gerrit version
gerrit version 2.4.2