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Encapsulates a class serialVersionUID and codebase.

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import java.io.ObjectStreamClass;
import java.io.Serializable;
import java.net.URL;
import java.security.CodeSource;

 * Encapsulates a class serialVersionUID and codebase.
 * @author Scott.Stark@jboss.org
 * @version $Revision: 81038 $
public class ClassVersionInfo implements Serializable {
  static final long serialVersionUID = 2036506209171911437L;

  /** The named class serialVersionUID as returned by ObjectStreamClass */
  private long serialVersion;

  /** The binary class name */
  private String name;

  private boolean hasExplicitSerialVersionUID;

  private transient URL location;

  public ClassVersionInfo(String name, ClassLoader loader) throws ClassNotFoundException {
    this.name = name;
    Class c = loader.loadClass(name);
    CodeSource cs = c.getProtectionDomain().getCodeSource();
    if (cs != null)
      location = cs.getLocation();
    if (c.isInterface() == false) {
      ObjectStreamClass osc = ObjectStreamClass.lookup(c);
      if (osc != null) {
        serialVersion = osc.getSerialVersionUID();
        try {
          hasExplicitSerialVersionUID = true;
        } catch (NoSuchFieldException e) {
          hasExplicitSerialVersionUID = false;

  public long getSerialVersion() {
    return serialVersion;

  public boolean getHasExplicitSerialVersionUID() {
    return hasExplicitSerialVersionUID;

  public String getName() {
    return name;

  public String toString() {
    StringBuffer tmp = new StringBuffer("ClassVersionInfo");
    tmp.append(", hasExplicitSerialVersionUID=");
    tmp.append(", name=");
    tmp.append(", location=");
    return tmp.toString();

   * Usage: ClassVersionInfo class-name
   * Locate the class name on the thread context class loader classpath and
   * print its version info.
   * @param args
   *          [0] = class-name
  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    if (args.length == 0)
      throw new IllegalStateException("Usage: ...ClassVersionInfo class-name");
    ClassLoader loader = Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader();
    ClassVersionInfo info = new ClassVersionInfo(args[0], loader);


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