0

I want to know what is my raspberry pi firmware version.

I have read some documentations and i have found 2 ways to get this version number:

/opt/vc/bin/vcgencmd version

and

FIRMWARE_HASH=$(zgrep "* firmware as of" /usr/share/doc/raspberrypi-bootloader/changelog.Debian.gz | head -1 | awk '{ print $5 }')

This gives me 2 differents versions for the same raspberry pi.

What is the good command to get firmware version ? What is the explaination of the other command ?

Thanks

0

I am sure there are many ways to discover identifiers related to version. I don't pretend to understand what the script is dragging out.

See https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/85016/8697 for all the information of any use.

The date reported in /opt/vc/bin/vcgencmd version is the only meaningful data - the others are useful only if you are trying to access the git archives.

Sep  2 2020 21:13:13 
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version 4439d2aaa6c376a2d1ef4402f142e1cf4de37c43 (clean) (release) (start)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.