If you want to save information about the compiler in your executable, use the [Q]sox option to save:

  • Compiler version number and options used to produce the executable.
  • Profile data and inlining information (if optional arguments were specified).

On Linux*

To view the information stored in the object file, use the following command:

objdump -sj comment a.out
strings -a a.out | grep comment:

On Windows*

To view the linker directives stored in string format in the object file, use the following command:

link /dump /directives filename.obj

In the output, the ?-comment linker directive displays the compiler version information. To search your executable for compiler information, use the following command:

findstr "Compiler" filename.exe
This searches for any strings that have the substring "Compiler" in them.