Subject: Re: __RCSID() -- what is its value?
To: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Gilbert <email@example.com>
Date: 03/02/2001 19:39:17
On Friday 02 March 2001 6:33 pm, Greywolf wrote:
> Click buzz whir.
> I seem to remember a discussion about RCSids and such a while ago,
> and I'm puzzled. Isn't the idea of the RCSids to be stuffed into the
> executable somewhere? It makes it somewhat hard to tell which versions
> of which files in a binary are being used.
> "Why would you want to do that?"
> Because I want to know if the binary I am running is out of date WRT the
> source, and there are no clues to this effect otherwise.
> So, why are the RCS id strings not showing up with a strings command?
> I see 'NetBSD' but nothing else (no "1.14 filename.c 01/02/59" or
> anything). What gives?
Which file are you running it on (gnu ones don't have rcs id's)? and why are
you using strings? it's ident you want :)