How to know Hive and Hadoop versions from command prompt?

How to know Hive and Hadoop versions from command prompt?

$ hive --version
Hive version 0.8.1.3

EDIT: added another – before the version. Doesnt work for newer versions. Hope it works for all now.

Known to work in the following distributions:

  • HortonWorks distribution: $ hive --version Hive 0.14.0.2.2.0.0-2041
  • CDH 5.3

It does not work:

  • CDH 4.3
  • HDinsight (Azure)
$ hadoop version
Hadoop 0.20.2-cdh3u4

Not sure you can get the Hive version from the command line, though. Maybe you could use something like the hive.hwi.war.file property or pull it out of the classpath, though.

How to know Hive and Hadoop versions from command prompt?

You can not get hive version from command line.

You can checkout hadoop version as mentioned by Dave.

Also if you are using cloudera distribution, then look directly at the libs:

ls /usr/lib/hive/lib/ and check for hive library

hive-hwi-0.7.1-cdh3u3.jar

You can also check the compatible versions here:

http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/documentation/cdh5/v5-1-x/CDH-Version-and-Packaging-Information/CDH-Version-and-Packaging-Information.html

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