Opened 8 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#3163 closed task (wontfix)

Document that Vidalia relies on the format of the 'tor --version' output

Reported by: arma Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Keywords: tor-client
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Description

When Vidalia runs Tor, it first starts by running "tor --version", and then looking for the first line that starts with the (case-insensitive) string "Tor version ". It assumes the text after that string, up until the next space character, is Tor's version.

Should we add that note to the version-spec.txt, to be aware that we should try to avoid changing the output format of tor --version? Or is there a better place to document it?

Are there other output formats that external programs rely on?

(Ticket motivated by #3049 and #3076.)

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-client added

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Component: Tor ClientTor

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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