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Old 04-24-2010, 02:11 AM   #1
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LXer: Linux System Information Decoded


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System Administrator Dilemma #942: Send a Data Center Service Tech out to pop open the case to tell you what's in your system or use two simple commands. Do you rely on proc files or dmesg to tell you everything you need to know about a system? If you do, you’re only seeing part of the picture. But what about when you want more detailed information about the system on which you’re working? Do you have to have the manufacturer’s spec sheet handy to know which components your system contains? It’s inconvenient to have someone open a system case in a remote data center to tell you how many memory DIMMs are in, or are not in, your target system. Linux systems include two native commands that tell you almost everything you need to know: dmidecode and biosdecode.

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