How to know your machine is 32 or 64 bit?

Here is an easy way to find this, in command line type

$ getconf LONG_BIT


getconf [-v specification] system_var

the getconf utility shall write to the standard output the value of the variable specified by the system_var operand.

So it prints the value of ‘LONG_BIT’.

Read linux manual for getconf:



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