Check if system is 32bit or 64bit

getconf LONG_BIT
Needed a quick way to see if my server distro that I setup years ago was running 32bit or not, since with time I had forgotten. Note: does not check _hardware_ e.g. /proc/cpuinfo but rather the kernel installed
Sample Output

2012-12-12 23:51:51

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What Others Think

It's a nice way to detect the HARDWARE word size, but for the kernel, the uname -m is the best option
bkmeneguello · 504 weeks and 1 day ago
MarxBro · 503 weeks and 4 days ago
@bkmeneguello: Good catch, I stand better informed thanks! @MarxBro: I have no idea, I searched for it to no avail and didnt bother looking a lot, this is mostly for personal use anyway, sorry if it causes confusion!
varghjarta · 503 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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