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Old 04-04-2013, 08:03 AM   #1
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How do I tell 64 bit slack and 32 bit slack?

I just forgot what kind of slack I am running, 32bit or 64bit? From 'uname', I see:
Linux zuhnb712 3.2.29-smp #2 SMP Mon Sep 17 13:16:43 CDT 2012 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

But I still don't know it is 64 bit or 32 bit.

Can anyone tell me? Thanks.
Old 04-04-2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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You are running 32 bit. This is your indicator: i686
Old 04-04-2013, 08:14 AM   #3
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The absence of /usr/lib64 might also be a clue ...
Old 04-04-2013, 08:46 AM   #4
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If it looks like this:
uname -a
Linux fubar 3.2.29 #2 SMP Mon Sep 17 14:19:22 CDT 2012 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7600  @ 3.06GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
it's 64-bit; yours is 32-bit (plus the other hints in posts above).

The other way is
uname -m

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:00 AM   #5
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Thank you everyone!


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