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Old 12-28-2010, 09:02 AM   #1
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how to identify whether the process is 32 bit or 64 bit?


On my 64 bit Linux box, i have many processes which are 32 bit and some are 64 bit, how to identify which process is 32 bit and which is 64 bit?

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Originally Posted by kbanwari View Post
how to identify which process is 32 bit and which is 64 bit?
Here is the thread from the last time I answered that question at LQ.

I'm still not sure whether the method I gave there is best (it isn't a perfect method). But I haven't noticed anyone post a better method.

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file file_name will tell you; e.g.,
prompt: file rndpat 
rndpat: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), stripped
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