gnu_get_libc_version man page

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);
}

See Also

confstr(3)

Colophon

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Referenced By

gnu_get_libc_release(3) is an alias of gnu_get_libc_version(3).

2015-03-02 Linux Linux Programmer's Manual