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Old 10-04-2003, 08:48 PM   #1
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bash command question


Whats the bash command to find out the software version of a program. I forgot. Thanks
 
Old 10-04-2003, 09:11 PM   #2
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AFAIK, there isn't a single bash command to find out the version of a program. Finding out the version of a program depends on the program! Usually a program will take a flag telling it to spit out the version (e.g. -v, -version, or --version.) For example

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eric.r.turner@dijkstra:~$ gcc --version
gcc (GCC) 3.2.2
Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:45 PM   #3
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LOL, gcc is exactly what im trying to install. I did gcc and gcc --version but i get nothing. thanks
 
Old 10-05-2003, 01:01 AM   #4
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What does this question have to do with programming? Its been reported to be moved to a more appropiate forum.

Regards.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 04:21 PM   #5
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GCC is a compiler, that is what it has to do with programming...
 
Old 10-05-2003, 08:36 PM   #6
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Originally posted by jinksys
GCC is a compiler, that is what it has to do with programming...
He originally didn't say anything about gcc but that is besides the point. He was originally asking what command to find out the version of software...

That's why it doesn't belong in Programming.... so reread the first question and post before making comments please. Thanks.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 08:42 PM   #7
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Originally posted by trickykid
so reread the first question and post before making comments please. Thanks.
It had already been stated he was having trouble with GCC
before either one of us commented.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 08:47 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by jinksys
It had already been stated he was having trouble with GCC
before either one of us commented.
Yeah, he's created about a dozen threads regarding gcc but not in this thread and not his intention originally with his question. Even if he did ask how to find the version of gcc with a command, its still not directly a programming question. Others might not have known he was speaking of gcc, so this thread does not belong in Programming. Bottom line, so lets drop it now!
 
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Agreed!
 
  


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