Show the version number.
Show the rclone version number, the go version, the build target OS and architecture, the runtime OS and kernel version and bitness, build tags and the type of executable (static or dynamic).
$ rclone version rclone v1.55.0 - os/version: ubuntu 18.04 (64 bit) - os/kernel: 4.15.0-136-generic (x86_64) - os/type: linux - os/arch: amd64 - go/version: go1.16 - go/linking: static - go/tags: none
Note: before rclone version 1.55 the os/type and os/arch lines were merged, and the "go/version" line was tagged as "go version".
If you supply the --check flag, then it will do an online check to compare your version with the latest release and the latest beta.
$ rclone version --check yours: 188.8.131.52 latest: 1.42 (released 2018-06-16) beta: 184.108.40.206 (released 2018-06-17)
$ rclone version --check yours: 1.41 latest: 1.42 (released 2018-06-16) upgrade: https://downloads.rclone.org/v1.42 beta: 220.127.116.11 (released 2018-06-17) upgrade: https://beta.rclone.org/v1.42-005-g56e1e820
rclone version [flags]
--check Check for new version. -h, --help help for version
See the global flags page for global options not listed here.