esm_tools --version to get the version of ESM-Tools.
If your version is prior to 6.0.0 (before 2022) this option does not exist.
You can use
esm_versions instead (esm_versions:ESM-Versions)
This feature is deprecated since 2022 (version 6.0.0)
Above version 3.1.5 and below 6.0.0, you will find an executable in your path called
esm_version. This was added by Paul Gierz to help the user / developer to keep track of / upgrade the python packages belonging to ESM Tools.
It doesn’t matter from which folder you call
esm_versions. You have two subcommands:
esm_versions check gives you the version number of each installed esm python package esm_versions upgrade upgrades all installed esm python packages to the newest version of the release branch
Notice that you can also upgrade single python packages, e.g.:
esm_versions upgrade esm_parser upgrades only the package esm_parser to the newest version of the release branch
esm_versions can upgrade itself.