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gnu_get_libc_version(3)

Linux
2019-03-06
Aliases: gnu_get_libc_release(3), gnu_get_libc_release(3), gnu_get_libc_release(3), gnu_get_libc_release(3), gnu_get_libc_release(3), gnu_get_libc_release(3)

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NAME

gnu_get_libc_version, gnu_get_libc_release - get glibc version and release

SYNOPSIS

#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.

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
Interface Attribute Value
Thread safety MT-Safe

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: %s\n", gnu_get_libc_version());
printf("GNU libc release: %s\n", gnu_get_libc_release());
exit(EXIT_SUCCESS); }

SEE ALSO

COLOPHON

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