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Re: general linux question

To: "Siders, Keith" <>
Subject: Re: general linux question
From: Marc Karasek <>
Date: 02 Jan 2002 15:30:26 -0500
Cc: "Linux-Mips (E-mail)" <>
In-reply-to: <7DF7BFDC95ECD411B4010090278A44CA1B74D9@ATVX>
References: <7DF7BFDC95ECD411B4010090278A44CA1B74D9@ATVX>
You could embed a header into the file itself that is lart of the linker
directive file.  These variables would be available from w/i the
program.  They are kinda like global variables.  The version could then
be tracked thru this file.  You can use things like compile date/time
etc. Each time you recompile the variables would change. 

On Wed, 2002-01-02 at 12:36, Siders, Keith wrote:
> This isn't mips-specific, so maybe belongs on another list, but I figured
> someone here could probably answer just as quickly. I need to track versions
> of all files in the system (embedded, flash-based, no disk media), but
> cannot find a structure member where a version number can be stored in a
> file header. Most linux command line apps generally have a -version command
> line option, but is not viable for our application. Have I missed something?
> Is there a standard Linux method/practice for version number tracking and
> retrieval that is separate from CVS and the -version command switch, or do I
> have to use something proprietary? Or should I just try to use the file
> creation timestamp?
> Keith Siders
> Software Engineer
>  Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc.
> Advanced Television Technology Center
> 801 Royal Parkway, Suite 100
> Nashville, Tennessee 37214
> Phone: (615) 257-4050
> Fax:   (615) 453-7880
Marc Karasek
Sr. Firmware Engineer
iVivity Inc.
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