ver (command)

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ver
Running ver on MS-DOS
Running ver on MS-DOS
Developer(s)DEC, TSC, Microsoft, IBM, Toshiba, DR, Novell, JP Software, ReactOS Contributors
Operating systemOS/8, FLEX, DOS, FlexOS, SpartaDOS X, 4690 OS, OS/2, Windows, ReactOS, KolibriOS, SymbOS, DexOS
TypeCommand

In computing, ver (short for version) is a command in various command-line interpreters (shells) such as COMMAND.COM, cmd.exe and 4DOS/4NT. It prints the name and version of the operating system, the command shell, or in some implementations the version of other commands. It is roughly equivalent to the Unix command uname.

Implementations[edit]

The command is available in FLEX, DOS, FlexOS,[1] SpartaDOS X,[2] 4690 OS,[3] OS/2,[4] Windows,[5] and ReactOS.[6] It is also available in the open-source MS-DOS emulator DOSBox, in the KolibriOS Shell[7] and in the EFI shell.[8]

TSC FLEX[edit]

In TSC's FLEX operating system, the VER command is used to display the version number of a utility or program.[9] In some versions the command is called VERSION.[10][11]

DOS[edit]

The command is available in MS-DOS versions 2 and later.[12] MS-DOS versions up to 6.22, typically derive the DOS version from the DOS kernel. This may be different from the string it prints when it starts.

PC DOS typically derives the version from an internal string in command.com (so PC DOS 6.1 command.com reports the version as 6.10, although the kernel version is 6.00.)

DR DOS 6.0 also includes an implementation of the ver command.[13] DR-DOS reports whatever value the environment variable OSVER reports.

PTS-DOS includes an implementation of this command that can display, modify, and restore the DOS version number.[14]

IBM OS/2[edit]

OS/2 command.com reports an internal string, with the OS/2 version. The underlying kernel here is 5.00, but modified to report x0.xx (where x.xx is the OS/2 version).

Microsoft Windows[edit]

The winver command on Windows 10.

Windows 9x command.com report a string from inside command.com. The build version (e.g. 2222), is also derived from there.

Windows NT command.com reports either the 32-bit processor string (4nt, cmd), or under some loads, MS-DOS 5.00.500, (for all builds). The underlying kernel reports 5.00 or 5.50 depending on the interrupt. MS-DOS 5.00 commands run unmodified on NT.

Microsoft Windows also includes a GUI (Windows dialog) variant of the command called winver, which shows the Service Pack or Windows Update installed (if any) as well as the version. In Windows before Windows for Workgroups 3.11, running winver from DOS reported an embedded string in winver.exe.

Windows also includes the setver command that is used to set the version number that the MS-DOS subsystem (NTVDM) reports to a DOS program.[15] This command is not available on Windows XP 64-Bit Edition.[16]

DOSBox[edit]

In DOSBox, the command is used to view and set the reported DOS version. It also displays the running DOSBox version. The syntax to set the reported DOS version is the following:

VER SET <MAJOR> [MINOR]

The parameter MAJOR is the number before the period, and MINOR is what comes after. Versions can range from 0.0 to 255.255. Any values over 255 will loop from zero. (That is, 256=0, 257=1, 258=2, etc.)[17]

Others[edit]

AmigaDOS provides a version command. It displays the current version number of the Kickstart and Workbench.[18] The DEC OS/8 CCL ver command prints the version numbers of both the OS/8 Keyboard Monitor and CCL.[19]

Syntax[edit]

C:\WINDOWS\system32>ver

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10586]

Some versions of MS-DOS support an undocumented /r switch, which will show the revision as well as the version.

Version list[edit]

The following table lists version numbers from various Microsoft operating systems:[20][21][22]

Official OS Ver output
Windows 1.0 1.04
Windows 2.0 2.11
Windows 3.0 3
Windows NT 3.1 3.10.528
Windows for Workgroups 3.11 3.11
Windows NT 3.5 3.50.807
Windows NT 3.51 3.51.1057
Windows 95 4.00.950
Windows 95 OSR2 4.00.1111
Windows 95 OSR2.1 4.03.1212-1214
Windows 95 OSR2.5 4.03.1214-1216
Windows NT 4.0 4.00.1381
Windows 98 4.10.1998
Windows 98 SE 4.10.2222
- Windows ME Beta 4.90.2380.2
- Windows ME Beta 2 4.90.2419
Windows ME 4.90.3000
- Windows NT 5.0 Beta 5.00.1515
- Windows 2000 Beta 3 5.00.2031
- Windows 2000 RC2 5.00.2128
- Windows 2000 RC3 5.00.2183
X Windows 2000 5.00.2195
X Windows 2000 Professional 5.0.2195
- Windows XP RC1 5.1.2505
Windows XP 5.1.2600
Windows XP SP1 5.1.2600.1105-1106
Windows XP SP2 5.1.2600.2180
Windows XP SP3 5.1.2600
Windows .NET Server interim 5.2.3541
- Windows .NET Server Beta 3 5.2.3590
Windows .NET Server RC1 5.2.3660
Windows .NET Server 2003 RC2 5.2.3718
- Windows Server 2003 Beta 5.2.3763
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows Server 2003
Windows Home Server
5.2.3790
Windows Server 2003 SP1 5.2.3790.1180
Windows Server 2003 5.2.3790.1218
Windows Longhorn 6.0.5048
- Windows Vista Beta 1 6.0.5112
- Windows Vista CTP 6.0.5219
- Windows Vista TAP Preview 6.0.5259
- Windows Vista CTP December 6.0.5270
- Windows Vista CTP February 6.0.5308
- Windows Vista CTP Refresh 6.0.5342
- Windows Vista April EWD 6.0.5365
- Windows Vista Beta 2 Preview 6.0.5381
- Windows Vista Beta 2 6.0.5384
- Windows Vista Pre-RC1 Build 5456 6.0.5456
- Windows Vista Pre-RC1 Build 5472 6.0.5472
- Windows Vista Pre-RC1 Build 5536 6.0.5536
- Windows Vista RC1 6.0.5600.16384
- Windows Vista Pre-RC2 6.0.5700
- Windows Vista Pre-RC2 Build 5728 6.0.5728
- Windows Vista RC2 6.0.5744.16384
- Windows Vista Pre-RTM Build 5808 6.0.5808
- Windows Vista Pre-RTM Build 5824 6.0.5824
- Windows Vista Pre-RTM Build 5840 6.0.5840
Windows Vista 6.0.6000
Windows Vista RTM 6.0.6000.16386
Windows Vista SP1
Windows Server 2008 SP1
6.0.6001
Windows Vista SP2
Windows Server 2008 SP2
6.0.6002
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
6.1.7600
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM
6.1.7600.16385
X Windows 7 SP1
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
6.1.7601
Windows Home Server 2011 6.1.8400
- Windows Server 2012 Developer Preview
Windows 8 Developer Preview
6.2.8102
Windows 8
Windows Server 2012
6.2.9200
Windows 8 RTM 6.2.9200.16384
Windows Phone 8 6.2.10211
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 R2
6.3.9200
Windows 8.1 Update 1
Windows Server 2012 R2
6.3.9600
- Windows 10 Technical Preview 1 6.4.9841
- Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 6.4.9860
- Windows 10 Technical Preview 3 6.4.9879
- Windows 10 Technical Preview 4 10.0.9926
- Windows 10 Technical Preview 5 10.0.10041
- Windows 10 Technical Preview 6 10.0.10049
X Windows 10 Threshold 1 (Windows 10 RTM) 10.0.10240
X Windows 10 Threshold 2 (November Update, Version 1511) 10.0.10586
X Windows 10 Redstone 1 (Anniversary Update, Version 1607)
Windows Server 2016
10.0.14393
- Windows 10 Insider Preview 10.0.14915
X Windows 10 Redstone 2 (Creators Update, Version 1703) 10.0.15063
X Windows 10 Redstone 3 (Fall Creators Update, Version 1709) 10.0.16299
X Windows 10 Redstone 4 (April 2018 Update, Version 1803) 10.0.17134
X Windows 10 Redstone 5 (October 2018 Update, Version 1809) 10.0.17763
X Windows 10 May 2019 (Version 1903) 10.0.18362

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/digitalResearch/flexos/1073-2003_FlexOS_Users_Guide_V1.3_Nov86.pdf
  2. ^ SpartaDOS X 4.48 User Guide
  3. ^ https://archive.org/details/4690OSV6r2UsersGuide/page/n169
  4. ^ http://www.jatomes.com/Help/Os2Cmd.php#VER
  5. ^ Microsoft TechNet Ver article
  6. ^ https://github.com/reactos/reactos/blob/master/base/shell/cmd/ver.c
  7. ^ http://wiki.kolibrios.org/wiki/Shell
  8. ^ "EFI Shells and Scripting". Intel. Retrieved 2013-09-25.
  9. ^ FLEX 9.0 User’s Manual
  10. ^ FLEX User’s Manual (miniFLEX)
  11. ^ FLEX 2.0 User's Manual
  12. ^ Wolverton, Van (2003). Running MS-DOS Version 6.22 (20th Anniversary Edition), 6th Revised edition. Microsoft Press. ISBN 0-7356-1812-7.
  13. ^ DR DOS 6.0 User Guide Optimisation and Configuration Tips
  14. ^ "PTS-DOS 2000 Pro User Manual" (PDF). Buggingen, Germany: Paragon Technology GmbH. 1999. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-05-12. Retrieved 2018-05-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  15. ^ MS-DOS subsystem commands
  16. ^ Setver | Microsoft Docs
  17. ^ Commands - DOSBoxWiki
  18. ^ https://archive.org/details/1988-rugheimer-spanik-amigados-quick-reference
  19. ^ "Concise Command Language" (CCL)."OS/8 Handbook" (PDF). April 1974. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  20. ^ "VER output values". robvanderwoude.com.
  21. ^ "VER output values". gaijin.at.
  22. ^ https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms724832(v=vs.85).aspx

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