[erlang-questions] Erlang version

Raymond Xiong <>
Thu Apr 10 10:34:57 CEST 2008

On 04/10/08, Xiangrong Fang wrote:
> Hi There,
> How do I get the version of erlang I am running now? there seems no
> --version or similar switch to erl or erlc.

One way I use is checking $ERL_ROOT/lib/erlang/release/RELEASE, it
contains detailed release information and can be read by Erlang
programs(ERL_ROOT is the dir where Erlang is installed on your machine)

> erl reported Eshell 5.6.1, but where I can get the main version number
> such as R12B...
> Thanks!
> Shannon
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