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get program version number

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i have a vb exe that i am copying into production.  the output of this is piped to a text file.  is there anyway i can get the version number of the exe so i can also send it to the text file.

for example: if i currently have version 1.1.3 in and i want to move in 1.1.4 i would need to get the version on the old file and the new file and pipe that output to the file.

thanks
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by:Fraser_Admin
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can get the program version using vbscript, but cannot figure out how to return the value to my calling program (batch file).  any ideas here?
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by:MSE-dwells
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Show us how you're doing whatever you've got so far.
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by:Fraser_Admin
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i ended up just put the output to a file now i'm comparing the two files to see if the version is the same.
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canali earned 500 total points
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Something like this?
byBye Gastone Canali
@echo off
::
:: getfilever.cmd
:: byBye Gastone Canali 
setlocal
pushd %~d0%~p0
set filename=%~n0
set logfile="%temp%\_%filename%.txt"
:: create empty log files
type nul>%logfile%
set newver=1.1.4
set pathToYourExe="C:\Program files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
 
call :_GETVER  %pathToYourExe%
echo Version: %v%
rem checkversion
echo %v% | find /v "%oldver%" >nul && call :_diffVER %newver% >>%logfile%
echo Version: %v% >>%logfile%
 
goto :_END
:_diffVER
rem  version is different:do something...
echo The file is the not new version %1 but %v%
goto :_EOF
:_GETVER
:: create vbs helper 
:: (every time the funtion is called, put on top of the batch if u don't like it)
 call :_CREATEVBSHELPER
 if not exist %1 goto :_ERR
 for /f "delims=!" %%v in ('cscript //nologo %temp%\filever.vbs %1') do set v=%%v
goto :_EOF
:_CREATEVBSHELPER
set vbshelper=%temp%\filever.vbs
echo>%vbshelper%  Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
echo>>%vbshelper% Wscript.Echo objFSO.GetFileVersion(wscript.arguments(0))
goto :_EOF
:_ERR
set v= file not found!
:_END
:_EOF

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