How to check the Laravel version using CLI / command prompt and files on Windows or Linux

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There are two ways to find the version of your Laravel application . You can either find it by running a command via CLI/ Command Prompt or you can check Laravel version in source files of your Laravel installation.

Using Command

Using command line CLI / Command prompt to find Laravel version

Open the terminal / cmd on your system. Now change directory to the web root directory of the Laravel installation and then run the following command to check the Laravel version.

Checking laravel version using cli command-prompt terminal

On Linux

$php artisan --version

On Winows

c:\xampp\htdocs\laravel_application>php artisan --version

How to check laravel version of a project

Using command line CLI / Command prompt to find Laravel version

You could use either of two methods described above, using terminal/CMD or by inpecting the source files. Please comment if you face any problems following the instructions. We will try to help as fast as we can.

Using Source Files
laravel version check using files
Open below file in your laravel system using your favourit text editor.

/vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Foundation/Application.php

Find laravel version using source files

History of Laravel Releases

Version Release Bug Fixes Until Security Fixes Until
V1 June 2011
V2 September 2011
v3 February 2012
v4 May 2013
5.0 Feb 4th, 2015 Aug 4th, 2015 Feb 4th, 2016
5.1 (LTS) Jun 9th, 2015 Jun 9th, 2017 Jun 9th, 2018
5.2 Dec 21st, 2015 Jun 21st, 2016 Dec 21st, 2016
5.3 Aug 23rd, 2016 Feb 23rd, 2017 Aug 23rd, 2017
5.4 Jan 24th, 2017 Jul 24th, 2017 Jan 24th, 2018
5.5 (LTS) Aug 30th, 2017 Aug 30th, 2019 Aug 30th, 2020
5.6 Feb 7th, 2018 Aug 7th, 2018 Feb 7th, 2019
5.7 Sep 4, 2018 Feb 4th, 2019 Sep 4th, 2019
5.8 Feb 26th, 2019 Aug 26th, 2019 Feb 26th, 2020
6.0 (LTS) Sept 3rd, 2019 Sept 3rd, 2021 Sept 3rd, 2022
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