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embossversion writes the version number of the EMBOSS package to to screen (by default) or (optionally) to file.
% embossversion Reports the current EMBOSS version number 6.2.0
Reports the current EMBOSS version number Version: EMBOSS:6.2.0 Standard (Mandatory) qualifiers: (none) Additional (Optional) qualifiers: -full boolean Show all EMBOSS version information fields -outfile outfile [stdout] Output file name Advanced (Unprompted) qualifiers: (none) Associated qualifiers: "-outfile" associated qualifiers -odirectory string Output directory General qualifiers: -auto boolean Turn off prompts -stdout boolean Write first file to standard output -filter boolean Read first file from standard input, write first file to standard output -options boolean Prompt for standard and additional values -debug boolean Write debug output to program.dbg -verbose boolean Report some/full command line options -help boolean Report command line options and exit. More information on associated and general qualifiers can be found with -help -verbose -warning boolean Report warnings -error boolean Report errors -fatal boolean Report fatal errors -die boolean Report dying program messages -version boolean Report version number and exit
|Standard (Mandatory) qualifiers|
|Additional (Optional) qualifiers|
|-full||boolean||Show all EMBOSS version information fields||Boolean value Yes/No||No|
|-outfile||outfile||Output file name||Output file||stdout|
|Advanced (Unprompted) qualifiers|
|"-outfile" associated outfile qualifiers|
|-odirectory||string||Output directory||Any string|
|-auto||boolean||Turn off prompts||Boolean value Yes/No||N|
|-stdout||boolean||Write first file to standard output||Boolean value Yes/No||N|
|-filter||boolean||Read first file from standard input, write first file to standard output||Boolean value Yes/No||N|
|-options||boolean||Prompt for standard and additional values||Boolean value Yes/No||N|
|-debug||boolean||Write debug output to program.dbg||Boolean value Yes/No||N|
|-verbose||boolean||Report some/full command line options||Boolean value Yes/No||Y|
|-help||boolean||Report command line options and exit. More information on associated and general qualifiers can be found with -help -verbose||Boolean value Yes/No||N|
|-warning||boolean||Report warnings||Boolean value Yes/No||Y|
|-error||boolean||Report errors||Boolean value Yes/No||Y|
|-fatal||boolean||Report fatal errors||Boolean value Yes/No||Y|
|-die||boolean||Report dying program messages||Boolean value Yes/No||Y|
|-version||boolean||Report version number and exit||Boolean value Yes/No||N|
embossversion writes just the version number followed by a newline character to end the line.
The output is written to the screen by default, but can be written to a named file by using the '-outfile' option.
The version number is in three parts, separated by '.'s.
The first number is the major version number - this only changes when substantial changes have been made to the look-and-feel of EMBOSS.
The second number is the minor version number - this is incremented whenever a version is released.
The third number is usually '0' but if a minor bug fix has been released that does not warrant a minor version number, this will be incremented.
embossversion might be called by scripts in automated systems requiring versioning information, or in user-support as a convenient way to ascertain the version of an EMBOSS installation being used remotely.
|embossdata||Find and retrieve EMBOSS data files|