Bash - how to check tomcat version?

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In this short article we are going to show how to check tomcat version in Linux.

Solution is quite simple: go to bin/ directory in tomcat installation path and call script.

Simple steps:

  1. find tomcat installation directory with:
    find / -type d -name "tomcat*"
    or call whereis tomcat8 replacing 8 with major version number,
  2. go to bin/ directory,
    cd /path/to/tomcat/bin,
  3. run ./,
  4. find line started with Server version:.

Console example:

root@debian-server:~# find / -type d -name "tomcat*"
root@debian-server:~# cd /usr/share/tomcat8/bin
root@debian-server:/usr/share/tomcat8/bin# ./
Using CATALINA_BASE:   /usr/share/tomcat8
Using CATALINA_HOME:   /usr/share/tomcat8
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /usr/share/tomcat8/temp
Using JRE_HOME:        /usr
Using CLASSPATH:       /usr/share/tomcat8/bin/bootstrap.jar:/usr/share/tomcat8/bin/tomcat-juli.jar
Server version: Apache Tomcat/8.5.54 (Debian)
Server built:   Apr 25 2020 15:01:31 UTC
Server number:
OS Name:        Linux
OS Version:     4.9.0-11-amd64
Architecture:   amd64
JVM Version:    1.8.0_252-8u252-b09-1~deb9u1-b09
JVM Vendor:     Oracle Corporation


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