[erlang-questions] erlang version

Claes Wikström <>
Sat Nov 1 00:59:37 CET 2008

Isn't it high time to replace the weird version string
in the shell that says:

Eshell V5.6.1  (abort with ^G)

with the appropriate OTP version number. The 5.6.1 number doesn't
convey a lot of info - does it. Be brave - change.

Also, and worse, how do I find out which OTP version I'm
actually running.

1> erlang:system_info(version).
2> erlang:system_info(otp_release).

Crucial info missing there. R12B what? Enlighten me please.

So, two things that need to be fixed:

1. Shell prompt
2. Last number in OTP release number is not possible to find out


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