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       shtool-version - GNU shtool maintain version information file

       shtool version [-l|--language lang] [-n|--name name] [-p|--prefix
       prefix] [-s|--set version] [-e|--edit] [-i|--increase knob]
       [-d|--display type] file

       This command displays and maintains version information in file.

       The version is always described with a triple <version,revision,level>
       and is represented by a string which always matches the regular
       expression ""[0-9]+\.[0-9]+[sabp.][0-9]+"".

       The hexadecimal format for a version "v.rtl" is "VVRRTLL" where "VV"
       and "RR" directly correspond to "v" and "r", "T" encodes the level type
       as 9, 2, 1, 0 (representing "s", "p"/".", "b", "a" in this order) and
       "LL" is either directly corresponding to "l" or set to 99 if level type
       is "s".

       The following command line options are available.

       -v, --verbose
           Print verbose information during processing.

       -l, --language lang
           Choose format of version file file. lang=""txt"", ANSI C
           (lang="c"), M4 (lang="m4"), Perl (lang="perl") or Python
           (lang="python"). Default is "txt".

       -n, --name name
           Name the program the version is maintained for. Default is

       -p, --prefix prefix =item -s, --set version
           Set the version to version.

       -e, --edit
           Interactively enter a new version.

       -i, --increase knob
           When option ``-i'' is used, the current version in file is updated
           by increasing one element of the version where knob can be one of
           the following: ``"v"'' for increasing the version by 1 (and
           resetting revision and level to 0), ``"r"'' for increasing the
           revision by 1 (and resetting level to 0) or ``"l"'' for increasing
           the level by 1.

       -d, --display type
           Control the display type: ""short"" for a short version display,
           ""long"" for a longer version display, ""hex"" for a hexadecimal
           display of the version and ""libtool"" for a format suitable for
           use with GNU libtool.

        #   shell script
        shtool version -l c -n FooBar -p foobar -s 1.2b3 version.c

        V=`shtool version -l c -d long version.c`
        echo "Configuring FooBar, Version $V"

       The GNU shtool version command was originally written by Ralf S.
       Engelschall <> in 1994 for OSSP eperl. It was later
       rewritten from scratch for inclusion into GNU shtool.


18-Jul-2008                      shtool 2.0.8            SHTOOL-VERSION.TMP(1)
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