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Old 12-21-2007
Question Uname

what is the difference between

uname -m and uname -i

what it actually means
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Old 12-21-2007
uname -m returns the machine architecture i.e. i386 for Intel/AMD platforms.
uname -p returns the processor architecture i.e. i686 for Intel/AMD platforms.
uname -i (if implemented) returns the actual hardware platform i.e model number or suchlike.

See uname - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for more information.
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Old 12-21-2007
Originally Posted by Dileepsp
what is the difference between

uname -m and uname -i

what it actually means
first thing you should do is look up your man page. man uname , or info uname
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