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version

Usage:  docker version [OPTIONS]

Show the Docker version information

Options:
  -f, --format string   Format the output using the given go template
      --help            Print usage

By default, this will render all version information in an easy to read layout. If a format is specified, the given template will be executed instead.

Go’s text/template package describes all the details of the format.

Examples

Default output:

$ docker version
Client:
 Version:      1.8.0
 API version:  1.20
 Go version:   go1.4.2
 Git commit:   f5bae0a
 Built:        Tue Jun 23 17:56:00 UTC 2015
 OS/Arch:      linux/amd64

Server:
 Version:      1.8.0
 API version:  1.20
 Go version:   go1.4.2
 Git commit:   f5bae0a
 Built:        Tue Jun 23 17:56:00 UTC 2015
 OS/Arch:      linux/amd64

Get server version:

$ docker version --format '{{.Server.Version}}'
1.8.0

Dump raw data:

$ docker version --format '{{json .}}'
{"Client":{"Version":"1.8.0","ApiVersion":"1.20","GitCommit":"f5bae0a","GoVersion":"go1.4.2","Os":"linux","Arch":"amd64","BuildTime":"Tue Jun 23 17:56:00 UTC 2015"},"ServerOK":true,"Server":{"Version":"1.8.0","ApiVersion":"1.20","GitCommit":"f5bae0a","GoVersion":"go1.4.2","Os":"linux","Arch":"amd64","KernelVersion":"3.13.2-gentoo","BuildTime":"Tue Jun 23 17:56:00 UTC 2015"}}