Last modified: 16 June 2021

How do I know what version of CIAO is installed?


The ciaover command displays the installed CIAO packages and the format indicates whether CIAO was installed with ciao-install or conda.

Example: conda

The installed CIAO packages and their version are listed

unix% ciaover
# packages in environment at /home/ciaouser/anaconda/envs/ciao413:
#
# Name                    Version                   Build  Channel
ciao                      4.13.0           py38h5ec60c1_0    https://cxc.cfa.harvard.edu/conda/ciao
ciao-contrib              4.13.0                     py_4    https://cxc.cfa.harvard.edu/conda/ciao
ds9                       8.2                           2    https://cxc.cfa.harvard.edu/conda/ciao
sherpa                    4.13.0           py38h5ec60c1_0    https://cxc.cfa.harvard.edu/conda/ciao

System information:
Linux <... the output of the uname -a command ...>

The -v flag does not change the output for the conda installation.

Example: ciao-install

The ciaover output looks like

unix% ciaover
CIAO configuration is complete... 
CIAO 4.13 Wednesday, December  2, 2020
  bindir      : /export/ciao-4.13/bin
  CALDB       : 4.9.4

and it has a verbose form which lists the component packages too, as well as information on the machine:

unix% ciaover -v
The current environment is configured for:
  CIAO        : CIAO 4.13 Wednesday, December  2, 2020
  Tools       : Package release 1  Wednesday, December 2, 2020
  Sherpa      : Package release 1  Wednesday, December 2, 2020
  Prism       : Package release 1  Wednesday, December 2, 2020
  Obsvis      : Package release 1  Wednesday, December 2, 2020
  Core        : Package release 1  Wednesday, December 2, 2020
  Graphics    : Package release 1  Wednesday, December 16, 2020
  Contrib     : Package release 0  Thursday, December 10, 2020
  bindir      : /soft/ciao-4.13/bin
  Python path : /soft/ciao-4.13/ots/bin
  CALDB       : 4.9.4

CIAO Installation: Linux
System information:
Linux is.awesome.edu 3.10.0-1062.12.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Feb 4 23:02:59 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Please include the output of ciaover -v as text (not as a screen shot of your terminal) when reporting a problem or question to the CXC Helpdesk, as this information can often help us pinpoint the problem (and will be one of the first things we ask you for in response to your question).