[Lazarus] Version info

michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Tue Sep 18 08:58:25 CEST 2012

On Tue, 18 Sep 2012, Antonio Fortuny wrote:

> Le 17/09/2012 16:57, Alexsander Rosa a écrit :
>> Do you have control over this other program? When I need this for my own
>> software, I usually add a "--version" command line option.
>> When called with "--version" the program outputs the version and terminate.
> Ok, sounds good. But, again, what I need is the version of another program or 
> library which cannot be executed, just read.
> Let's put it in another way.
> As Lazarus seems to glue the version information with the compiled result (as 
> resource data), how can I retrieve this information from any other file ?
> FPC and Lazarus WiKi do only talk about the compiled target, not how to 
> extract resource data from other files. Of course, they have to be compiled 
> with FPC.

The fileinfo unit in FPC has this ability.


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