How far is Mac OS X 10.6 from 64-bit?

file /System/Library/Extensions/*.kext/Contents/MacOS/* |grep -i x86_64 |nl |tail -1 |cut -f1 -f3 && file /System/Library/Extensions/*.kext/Contents/MacOS/* |grep -v x86_64 |nl |tail -1 |cut -f1 -f3
Next time you see a mac fanboy bragging about 64-bitness of 10.6 give him this so he might sh?
Sample Output
   127	Mach-O 64-bit kext bundle x86_64
   314	Mach-O object i386

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2009-09-03 14:28:02

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What's the actual output of this command on macos 10.6?
ktoso · 472 weeks and 4 days ago
Oh man... didn't know about the 'show example output'...
ktoso · 472 weeks and 4 days ago
Your filter for determining the number of i386 objects is flawed as it is line-counting extraneous lines containing statements that an object is a universal binary: 306 /System/Library/Extensions/smbfs.kext/Contents/MacOS/smbfs: Mach-O universal binary with 2 architectures which means your i386 count is off by more than 50%! Correcting the filter to only count the "Mach-O object i386" entries: file /System/Library/Extensions/*.kext/Contents/MacOS/* |grep -i "mach-o object i386" |nl | tail -1 | cut -f1 -f3 yields the much more expected value: 140 Mach-O object i386 Signed, mac fanboy
digitalshadow · 471 weeks and 3 days ago

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