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How To Check Latest Angular Version using Command Line

To create an Angular project in our local system, we use Angular CLI. It is the best way to create a boilerplate that helps us run with an Angular project. Checking the Angular version of your project is very easy. Let me show you how to do that.

Check the latest Angular Version

To check the Angular version in a newly created project, go inside the recently create Angular project and type the following command.

ng version


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Angular CLI: 10.0.1
Node: 14.4.0
OS: darwin x64

Angular: 10.0.2
... animations, common, compiler, compiler-cli, core, forms
... platform-browser, platform-browser-dynamic, router
Ivy Workspace: Yes

Package                           Version
@angular-devkit/architect         0.1000.1
@angular-devkit/build-angular     0.1000.1
@angular-devkit/build-optimizer   0.1000.1
@angular-devkit/build-webpack     0.1000.1
@angular-devkit/core              10.0.1
@angular-devkit/schematics        10.0.1
@angular/cli                      10.0.1
@ngtools/webpack                  10.0.1
@schematics/angular               10.0.1
@schematics/update                0.1000.1
rxjs                              6.5.5
typescript                        3.9.6
webpack                           4.43.0

The ng version outputs the Angular CLI version.

You can see that I am using Angular 10.0.2, and my Angular CLI version is 10.0.1.

Besides that, we can see all the library’s versions shipped with Angular and rxjs, typescript, and webpack.

You can also check the version of Angular CLI without going into the project folder, but in that instance, sometimes, the Angular version is undefined or empty.

Let’s say I am in my root folder of the system and hit the ng version command, and then I will get the following output.

How To Check Latest Version of Angular

If you have already created an angular project or old project using Angular CLI, then go inside that folder and type the ng version command.

So, if you want to check the version of Angular CLI, then you don’t need to go inside any Angular project, but if you’re going to check the version of Angular, then you should go inside that project folder and then type the command. It will give you some extra information about other packages versions as well.

You can also type the ng –version command to check the Angular or Angular CLI version.

Two ways to check the Angular Version ProjectWise

  1. Open the Terminal inside your project and type ngversion. For recent Angular versions, this will list the versions of several Angular packages that you have installed in your project.
  2. Open the package.json file and examine the Angular packages referenced in your project.

Angular versioning

Angular version numbers designate the level of changes that are introduced by the release. This use of semantic versioning supports you in understanding the potential significance of updating to a new version.

Angular version numbers have three parts: major.minor.patch.

For example, version 10.3.9 indicates major version 10, minor version 3, and patch level 9.

The version number is incremented based upon the level of modification included in the release.

  1. Major releases contain important new features, some but the minimal developer support is expected during an update. When updating to the new major release, you may need to run the commands like update scripts, refactor code, run additional tests, and learn new APIs.
  2. Minor releases include the new smaller features. Minor releases are fully backward-compatible; no developer assistance is required during the updates, but you can optionally change your apps and libraries to begin using new APIs, features, and abilities added. We update peer dependencies in minor versions by extending the supported versions, but we do not require projects to update those dependencies.
  3. Patch releases are low-risk, bug-fix releases. No developer assistance is required during the update.

New Angular Version release frequency

In general, you can assume the following release cycle:

  1. A major release every six months.
  2. 1-3 minor releases for each major release.
  3. A patch release and pre-release (next or rc) build almost every week.

All of our major releases are supported for 18 months.

  1. 6 months of active support, during which regularly scheduled updates and patches are released by the core team.
  2. 12 months of long-term support (LTS), during which only critical fixes and security patches are released by the angular core team of developers.

The following table shows the status of Angular versions under support.

^10.0.0ActiveJun 24, 2020Dec 24, 2020Dec 24, 2021
^9.0.0ActiveFeb 06, 2020Aug 06, 2020Aug 06, 2021
^8.0.0LTSMay 28, 2019Nov 28, 2019Nov 28, 2020


Angular versions ^4.0.0, ^5.0.0, ^6.0.0 and ^7.0.0 are no longer under support.

That is it for the Angular versioning in the 2020 article.

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