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How to find out what Intel compiler version that created a binary file?

youn__kihang
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Hello All,

I have some execution files that are created by Intel fortran compilers and Intel MPI libraries.
Is there a way to check what compiler the file is made of?
I was trying to find any methods but I can't find.
Please let me know if it exists.

Thanks

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andrew_4619
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I opened an exe file in Notepad++  and did some searches. I found this string that may or may not be helpful....

"Intel Fortran RTL Message Catalog    V19.0-001 May 11 2018" 

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JohnNichols
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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/debug/pe-format

I would start here -- the file format is explained in detail -- you may have to make educated guesses based on the information you will find. 

 

youn__kihang
Novice
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Thanks for help, Nichols

The URL is valuable for advanced windows user. But I am trying to check the version in Linux system.
For example, I have two exec files and one is built by Intel fortran v19 and IMPI v19 and another is built by Intel fortran v18 and IMPI v18.
Then how can I find out what exec file built by version 19 without specific file name(because it is indistinguishable).

Thanks
 

JohnNichols
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executable_and_Linkable_Format

Get a binary file reader and look at file headers -- look at the compile dates if they show up and then line then up with release dates for the compilers

 

andrew_4619
Honored Contributor I
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I opened an exe file in Notepad++  and did some searches. I found this string that may or may not be helpful....

"Intel Fortran RTL Message Catalog    V19.0-001 May 11 2018" 

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Steve_Lionel
Black Belt Retired Employee
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There is no obvious way to know. At best you can look at the date the executable was created and eliminate any later releases. But if you find a useful string, as Andrew did, that could be a hint. The compiler itself doesn't put in anything that would tell you, unless (on Linux only) you use the -sox option.

youn__kihang
Novice
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Thank you all,

Various users have been inquiring about library issues(compile/executive library differences),
but I haven't been able to identify problems that come from different compilation and execution environments.
I think I can solve it using the notepad method you told. Thank you!

Steve,
What command should I use when I look at the contents of a file compiled with sox? The Intel options description is shown below.
"It is then possible to use a tool, a search as a stress utility, to meet what options we used to build the Executive File."

Thank you again.

Steve_Lionel
Black Belt Retired Employee
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When compiled with -sox, use a "strings" command to find strings in the executable. Again, this is Linux-only. (It used to work on Windows until Microsoft changed the linker to throw away such "comment" strings. It's not supported on Mac either, but I am unsure why.)

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