NAME gnu_get_libc_version, gnu_get_libc_release - get glibc version and release

SYNOPSIS #define _GNU_SOURCE #include <gnu/libc-version.h>

const char *gnu_get_libc_version(void); const char *gnu_get_libc_release(void);

DESCRIPTION The function gnu_get_libc_version() returns a string that identifies the glibc version available on the system.

The function gnu_get_libc_release() returns a string indicates the release status of the glibc version available on the system. This will be a string such as stable.

VERSIONS These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.

CONFORMING TO These functions are glibc-specific.

EXAMPLE When run, the program below will produce output such as the following:

$ ./a.out GNU libc version: 2.8 GNU libc release: stable

Program source

#include <gnu/libc-version.h> #include <stdlib.h> #include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { printf("GNU libc version: %s0, gnu_get_libc_version()); printf("GNU libc release: %s0, gnu_get_libc_release()); exit(EXIT_SUCCESS); }

SEE ALSO confstr(3)

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Linux 2008-07-02 GNU_GET_LIBC_VERSION(3)