get Windows OS architecture using Cygwin

wmic OS get OSArchitecture /value | grep -Eo '[^=]*$'
Using "wmic get * /value" within any Cygwin shell will return lots of Win/Dos newline junk ie "^M$" at the end of found value line, two lines ("$" Unix newline) above, and three below. This makes storing and or evaluating wmic queries as variables a pain. The method i suggest strips the mentioned junk, only returns the value after "OSArchitecture=", and includes only one Unix style newline. Other methods using sed|awk|cut can only handle the output of wmic cleanly when piped or using multiple sed statements. wmic OS get OSArchitecture /value | sed 's/\r//g;s/^M$//;/^$/d;s/.*=//' making wmic OS get OSArchitecture /value | grep -Eo '[^=]*$' a much cleaner and slightly less costly alternative.
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By: lowjax
2014-03-15 02:04:08

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