Number of CPU's in a system

grep "processor" /proc/cpuinfo | wc -l
/proc/cpuinfo contains information about the CPU. Search for "processor" in the /proc/cpuinfo file wc -l, counts the number of lines.
Sample Output
user@system:~$ grep "processor" /proc/cpuinfo | wc -l

By: jbcurtis
2009-02-17 05:39:49

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If you're a stickler like me and don't like to use multiple commands (with pipes) when a single command will do, you can use awk to do it all: awk '/^processor/{++i}END{print i}'
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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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