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GNU_GET_LIBC_VERSION(3)   Linux Programmer's Manual  GNU_GET_LIBC_VERSION(3)

NAME         top

       gnu_get_libc_version,  gnu_get_libc_release  -  get glibc version and
       release

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <gnu/libc-version.h>

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

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

       These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
       attributes(7).

       ┌────────────────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface               Attribute     Value   │
       ├────────────────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │gnu_get_libc_version(), │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       │gnu_get_libc_release()  │               │         │
       └────────────────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO         top

       These functions are glibc-specific.

EXAMPLE         top

       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         top

       confstr(3)

COLOPHON         top

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Linux                            2015-03-02          GNU_GET_LIBC_VERSION(3)