I'm trying to make a script (bash) that examines all WordPress installations on my server and returns a set of information. I would need to know the latest known version of WordPress (official repository), can you do it via WP-CLI? or is there another way (API...)?

(I'm looking for a WP-CLI solution)


wp core version displays your current WordPress version.

$ wp core version

Adding --extra shows extended version information.

$ wp core version --extra
WordPress version: 5.2.4
Database revision: 44719
TinyMCE version:   4.940 (4940-20190515)
Package language:  en_US

wp core check-update lists the most recent versions when there are updates available, or success message when up to date.

$ wp core check-update --field=version

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