How can I get the installed Varnish cache version string from the command line?

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According to the varnish documentation, it's varnishd -V

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    Thanks! In case anyone is as brilliant as me, make sure you're using a capital "V". I couldn't figure it out because I was using a lowercase one. [bonk!] Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 19:43
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    I need to find varnishd first, so I used locate. It was located at /usr/sbin/varnishd . Commented Aug 20, 2014 at 13:36
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    You might also need to run it as root or with sudo
    – wranvaud
    Commented Nov 24, 2015 at 20:13

varnishd -V

This will return you something like:

varnishd (varnish-4.1.5 revision 2c82b1c)
Copyright (c) 2006 Verdens Gang AS
Copyright (c) 2006-2015 Varnish Software AS
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    Option -V is already the accepted answer.
    – RalfFriedl
    Commented Jul 16, 2019 at 17:22

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