Use one of the following to get the H5_VERS_INFO string as defined in H5public.h.:
% strings libhdf5.a | grep "HDF5 library version:" % strings a.out | grep "HDF5 library version:"
This method works even if the a.out file is "stripped", and even if the binary file is not produced by the host machine.
Add the following line to the calling library source, e.g., xyz.c.
/* C automatically merges two adjacent strings into one. */ /* Use non static char string so that it is included always. */ char XYZ_built_with_H5_lib_vers_info_g = "XYZ built with " H5_VERS_INFO;
Rebuild the library and then the following commands will show the information:
% strings libxyz.a | grep "HDF5 library version:" XYZ built with HDF5 library version: 1.4.4