gnu_get_libc_version (3) - Linux Man Pages

gnu_get_libc_version: get glibc version and release

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).
InterfaceAttributeValue
gnu_get_libc_version(), gnu_get_libc_release() Thread safetyMT-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); }

COLOPHON

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SEE ALSO

confstr(3)