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How to know which custom coded language(c,c++,java) has been used in a application which is running in a production server or any server where only binary/executable files are there ?

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  • What is a "custom coded language"? – user13757 Mar 15 '17 at 10:18
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Java, Python, Perl, PHP, Ruby, etc. are

script languages (except Java)

they all depend on a interpreter (to keep it simple).

# ps aux

Will give you a list of running processes. Whenever you find python, java etc. you know what type of program/script it is.

C/C++, assembler, go etc. are

compiler languages

Sourcecode is beeing compiled to a binary.

AFAIK you'd need reverse engineering tools & knowledge to tell the difference between compiled binaries.

Here is another SO link about Compiled vs. Interpreted Languages

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    I would not say that Java is a script language. It rather runs on its own virtual machine which allows to distinguish it from usual binaries. But it's still compiled. – ddnomad Mar 15 '17 at 9:50
  • True. I updated my answer. – Michael D. Mar 15 '17 at 10:08
  • Eh? It still says "scripted languages (except Java)" – user13757 Mar 16 '17 at 16:00

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