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How to get the version of an MSI package in Linux

Ever tried to get the version of an MSI package on Linux ? Exiftool doesn’t do that, unfortunately. I requested it in the forum, let’s see if somebody jumps on it. 🙂 Until then, try to use the system utility “file” and do some parsing on the bold red text. #file google.msi: Composite Document File V2 Document, Little Endian, Os: Windows, Version 6.1, Code page: 1252, Title: Installation Database, Subject: Google Chrome Installer, Author: Google, Inc., Keywords: Installer, Comments: 43.0.2357.81 Copyright 2011 Google Inc., Template: Intel;1033, Revision Number: {1855FDB9-68FE-42AF-B911-18F683542888}, Create Time/Date: Fri May 22 20:26:54 2015, Last Saved Time/Date: Fri May 22 20:26:54 2015, Number of Pages: 150, Number of Words: 2, Name of Creating Application: Windows Installer XML Toolset (3.8.1128.0), Security: 2′,   #file LibreOffice.msi ‘Composite Document File V2 Document, Little Endian, Os: Windows, Version 6.2, Code page: 0, Title: Installation database, Subject: LibreOffice 4.4, Author: The Document Foundation, Keywords: Install,MSI, Comments: LibreOffice, Name of Creating Application: Windows Installer, Security: 0, Template: Intel;1033, Last Saved By: Intel;1077, Revision Number: {A651A592-2F6C-4D66-AEA8-9BFE4B61BCB3}4.4.3.2;{A651A592-2F6C-4D66-AEA8-9BFE4B61BCB3}4.4.3.2;{4B17E523-5D91-4E69-BD96-7FD81CFA81BB}, Number of Pages: 200, Number of Characters: 32′,   #file FarManager.msi ‘Composite Document File V2 Document, Little Endian, Os: Windows, Version 5.0, Code page: 1252, Title: Installation Database, Subject:…


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