How to know your machine is 32 or 64 bit?

Here is an easy way to find this, in command line type

$ getconf LONG_BIT

Synopsis:

getconf [-v specification] system_var

the getconf utility shall write to the standard output the value of the variable specified by the system_var operand.

So it prints the value of ‘LONG_BIT’.

Read linux manual for getconf: http://linux.die.net/man/1/getconf

 

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Author: Abhi

Hi, this is Abhilash - Senior Programmer Analyst at CoMakeIT, specialised on web programming. Mainly working on Ruby On Rails platform since 2010.

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