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Old 08-01-2008, 01:45 AM   #1
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Cant See My OS Version 32/64 bit


Hello All,
Could any one like to tell me that how can i see my OS Version. i have already used the /etc/redhat-release but its not completely showing that whether its 32-64 bit i wanna know abt the version not the distro.
BTW i am using Linux AS 5 just want to see whether it's 32 or 64 bit.

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Old 08-01-2008, 01:54 AM   #2
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Hi,

From the cli the 'uname -r' is release, 'uname -v' is version.
 
Old 08-01-2008, 01:55 AM   #3
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Run uname -i from console to know hardware platform of your system. 'i*86' means 32 bit.

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Old 08-01-2008, 02:03 AM   #4
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Run uname -i from console.
The '-i' option is for platform. If you want the cpuinfo then do a 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' to show that information.
 
Old 08-01-2008, 02:09 AM   #5
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Got It. Thnx Pals
 
Old 08-01-2008, 02:21 AM   #6
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:08 AM   #7
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The '-i' option is for platform. If you want the cpuinfo then do a 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' to show that information.
That answer may confuse anyone who needed to ask the original question.

'cat /proc/cpuinfo' contains info that tells you whether your CPU is 32bit or 64bit. That doesn't tell you whether the copy of Linux you are running is 32bit or 64bit.

I always use 'uname -a' to determine whether Linux is 32bit or 64bit (I use remote access to a few different Linux systems and forget which is which). But there are many other possible commands that could give the same info.
 
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Hi,
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That answer may confuse anyone who needed to ask the original question.

'cat /proc/cpuinfo' contains info that tells you whether your CPU is 32bit or 64bit. That doesn't tell you whether the copy of Linux you are running is 32bit or 64bit.

I always use 'uname -a' to determine whether Linux is 32bit or 64bit (I use remote access to a few different Linux systems and forget which is which). But there are many other possible commands that could give the same info.
What's confusing about the answer? The 'uname -i' option does present platform information and the 'cat /proc/cpuinfo presents the processor information. Plain and simple.

edit: the OP wanted the version information originally.

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