How to find the DB2 installation path using db2ls

02 November,2015 by Jack Vamvas

Question: Is there a DB2 utility to find the DB2 installation path? The utility should also return installation date and other useful information.  I need this utility to run on Linux.

Answer:  From DB2 9.5 , the db2ls command is available.  On a typical installation of a DB2 server,  a symbolic link is added to the /usr/local/bin path.

A different resultset returns, depending on the installation. If you execute db2ls as root, only root installations are returned. If you execute as a non-root , the recordset includes DB2  installations by root and the DB2  installations completed by the id.

The columns returned are:

Install Path


Fix Pack

Special Install Number

Install Date

Installer UID

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