Get the PHP Version at Command Line (3 examples)

To find the PHP version you can combine php and grep.

Get the major/minor version only
php -v | grep -Po '(?<=PHP )([0-9].[0-9])'

7.2

Get full version number only
php -v | grep -Po '(?<=PHP )([0-9.]+)'

7.2.10

Get the full version
php -v

PHP 7.2.10-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 (cli) (built: Sep 13 2018 13:45:02) ( NTS )
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