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What is the Command to Check Hive Version?

Checking the version of hive that you have installed is very easy. You can just use the hive command like this:

hive --version

The above is going to be useful directly from the command line or from within a Shell script. It could also be wrapped by basically any program you could write giving you a lot of flexibility.

You can also query the version from the Hive CLI like this.

hive> select version();

This could be useful if you want to check the version from within a Hive script.