ultranerds has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I'm writing a script ATM, which will print out the Perl and Apache version. Now, getting the Perl version is simple - $]

However, the Apache version is prooving much harder.

I'm guessing something like:

`/usr/bin/httpd -v`

...but this needs to work on a LOT of servers (mainly UNIX, but possibly NT servers too).

Anyone got any suggestions?