Getting Build ID from command line

Now that the new locale stuff has landed it's now impossible to find out the build ID of a Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird from the command line.

I used to look in the en-US.jar file for the locale/en-US/global/build.dtd file. That file contained the Build ID. But that file doesn't exist anymore.

With Mozilla 1.x it's no problem since you just look in the toolkit.jar file for the content/global/build.dtd file. That file contains the Build ID.

Perhaps it's about time to add a global file that contained the build ID, like I propose in bug 179052 .

But I've commented in bug 217217 about the missing option to detect the build ID. If you got a way around this let me know.

July 24, 2004 09:41 PM | Posted in Mozilla


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The build id is also stored in app.build_id in the default prefs file.....

Site icon Comment by Ben Goodger at July 26, 2004 05:10 AM | Permalink

It can be found in /components/master.ini too

Comment by Michal Kluka at July 28, 2004 03:04 PM | Permalink

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