I was initially attempting to do this in Java using the UserDefinedFileAttributeView class but it turns out that is only available on Windows computers (This is being run on OSX)
So I switched gears with the hope that retrieving the information via a script would be the simpler route but it seems to not be as straight forward as I expected.
How would one go about retrieving an Application file's version number (file attribute) using Bash?
I've already looked into
stat but that only returns the basic file information.
I also looked into
xattr but I couldn't get that to return the "Version" attribute.
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!