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Re: [PATCH] bfd/version.h: Add rationale for BFD_VERSION_DATE (Re: meaning of "Automatic date update in version.in" commits)
On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:49:05AM +0100, Pedro Alves wrote:
> I like this summary. How about we put something like that in bfd/version.h ?
> I assume that the bot is just replacing the line with
> BFD_VERSION_DATE instead of regenerating the whole file from
> scratch, but that's just guessing. (I don't have sourceware
> shell access; I have no idea how the auto updater is implemented.)
Back when I ran the cron job on my home machine, it did
sed -e 's/20[0-9]*/'`date +%Y%m%d`/ < bfd/version.h > bfd/version.h.new
I'm not sure what is done nowadays. You could always commit the patch
and see what happens. :)
Australia Development Lab, IBM