the "proper" way to identify the bitness of your kernel and CPU

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Fri Apr 3 23:55:04 UTC 2009

This snippet might be of interest:
grep lm /proc/cpuinfo >/dev/null && [ `uname -m` != x86_64 ] && echo 'Your
CPU is 64-bit-capable, you are running a 32-bit OS, why???'

        Kevin Kofler

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