obtain file version info under Windows

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Mon Aug 26 15:52:00 EDT 2002


Sorry, Brad... I don't know how to get at that data. I would suspect that
this information is in the binary header data of each executable, and that
NetOctopus (and the like) find the path to the executables on a PC by
looking in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and following the "shell" path to the file
extension's owner.

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Allen" <BradAllen at mac.com>
To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: obtain file version info under Windows


> I'm working on a Rev stack to inventory software on client computers
> at work and dump the results on an FTP server.  On the Mac side, I
> just generate a report from the Apple System Profiler, but on Windows
> PCs I'm using the DOS "dir /S" command to collect all the filenames
> on each local filesystem. Unfortunately, the "dir" command doesn't
> collect the version information for application files; all I can get
> are filenames, modification dates, and filesizes. I'm trying to get
> the version of files like winword.exe.
>
> >I'd assume it's in the registry, but I'm not sure exactly what you are
> >looking to find... can you be a bit more specific?
> >
> >Ken Ray
> >Sons of Thunder Software
> >Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> >Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Brad Allen" <BradAllen at mac.com>
> >To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> >Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2002 1:17 PM
> >Subject: obtain file version info under Windows
> >
> >
> >>  Obtaining the version of an application file is easy under Mac OS
> >>  using Applescript, but how do you obtain file meta-data under
> >>  Windows? I've seen another app called NetOctopus obtain this
> >>  meta-data about files on Windows systems, so it has to be available
> >>  somehow. Is it possible to get this using Rev?
> >>
> >>  Thanks!
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