Check Django Version

  1. Check Django Version
  2. Check Django Version Using the python Command
  3. Check Django Version Using the django-admin Command
  4. Check Django Version Using the manage.py File

In this article, we will discuss how to check the version of the Django library.

Before we proceed, here are two key points to make a note of.

  1. Ensure that Python and Django library is installed on your machine or if you’re using a virtual environment, then don’t forget to switch to it. Otherwise, Python would throw an error that Django doesn’t exist.
  2. All the outputs will have X in place of numbers because the version can be different for everyone.

Check Django Version

Checking Django library’s version using Python is an effortless task. Interestingly, there are four ways in which we can proceed. In all the methods, we will use some functions from the Django library.

Refer to the following code snippet.

import django
from django.utils import version

print(django.VERSION)
print(django.get_version())
print(version.get_complete_version())
print(version.get_version())

Output:

(X, X, X, 'final', X)
'X.X'
(X, X, X, 'final', X)
'X.X'

The VERSION attribute of Django and the other three functions, namely get_version()), utils.version.get_complete_version(), and utils.version.get_version() can be used to check the version of Django.

Check Django Version Using the python Command

We can always invoke Python and execute Python code right from the command line using the following syntax.

python [-bBdEhiIOqsSuvVWx?] [-c command | -m module-name | script | - ] [args]

This command has a few options, but we will only use two options to check the Django library version.

Using the option -c or command, we can execute one or more newline-separated Python statements right from the command line. These statements have to be wrapped around by double quotation marks "".

Refer to the following commands. We will execute the Python code in the previous section right from the command line.

python -c "import django; print(django.VERSION)"
python -c "import django; print(django.get_version())"
python -c "from django.utils import version print(version.get_complete_version())"
python -c "from django.utils import version print(version.get_version())"

Output:

(X, X, X, 'final', X)
X.X
(X, X, X, 'final', X)
X.X

Using the option -m or module-name, we can access a Python module and use its options to check the module’s metadata. --version is used to check the version of a module.

Refer to the following command.

python -m django --version

Output:

X.X

Check Django Version Using the django-admin Command

We can use the django-admin command to print the Django library version as well. We will use the option --version or version of this command to check the version of the module.

Refer to the following commands.

django-admin version
django-admin --version

Output:

X.X
X.X

Check Django Version Using the manage.py File

If you have ever created a Django project, you would know that there always exists a manage.py file inside the project directory. It is an important file, and it is a recommendation not to mess with this file. Nevertheless, we can always use this file to print the Django library version, just like using it the run the Django server.

Refer to the following command.


python manage.py --version

Output:

X.X
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