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nixos-version __ — show the NixOS version

Synopsis

nixos-version [--hash] [--revision]

Description

This command shows the version of the currently active NixOS configuration. For example:

$ nixos-version
16.03.1011.6317da4 (Emu)

The version consists of the following elements:

16.03

The NixOS release, indicating the year and month in which it was released (e.g. March 2016).

1011

The number of commits in the Nixpkgs Git repository between the start of the release branch and the commit from which this version was built. This ensures that NixOS versions are monotonically increasing. It is git when the current NixOS configuration was built from a checkout of the Nixpkgs Git repository rather than from a NixOS channel.

6317da4

The first 7 characters of the commit in the Nixpkgs Git repository from which this version was built.

Emu

The code name of the NixOS release. The first letter of the code name indicates that this is the N'th stable NixOS release; for example, Emu is the fifth release.

Options

This command accepts the following options:

--hash, --revision

Show the full SHA1 hash of the Git commit from which this configuration was built, e.g.

$ nixos-version --hash
6317da40006f6bc2480c6781999c52d88dde2acf

Author

Eelco Dolstra

Author

Info

01/01/1970 NixOS Reference Pages