How to check Drush version?

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Drush is a free and open-source software command line and scripting interface for Drupal. It is very popular among Drupal developers. Here is a way to check whether your system has Drush installed and identify its version.

Check Drush Version

Open a terminal, change to your Drupal project folder and execute the following command

drush status

It will give you the version of Drupal, Drush and some additional information as well. Here is what I get when I executed the command.

Drupal version : 9.3.5                                                   
 Site URI       : http://default                                          
 DB driver      : mysql                                                   
 DB hostname    : database                                                
 DB port        : 3306                                                    
 DB username    : root                                                    
 DB name        : drupal9                                                 
 PHP binary     : /usr/bin/php7.3                                         
 PHP config     : /etc/php/7.3/cli/php.ini                                
 PHP OS         : Linux                                                   
 Drush script   : /var/www/html/Project/drupal9/vendor/drush/drush/drush  
 Drush version  : 10.6.2                                                  
 Drush temp     : /tmp                                                    
 Drush configs  : /var/www/html/Project/drupal9/vendor/drush/drush/drush. 
 Drupal root    : /var/www/html/Project/drupal9                           
 Site path      : sites/default    

You can also use drush --version to know which version of Drush are you using.

If you do not have Drush, ie you get a command not found error, follow the installation instructions. Before you download/install Drush, check the drush version compatibility matrix to make sure that it is compatible with your system.

You can check the need of Drush in drupal and also some useful Drush commands. 

In Drush, we can back up the database as well as the files using a single command.

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