arch Command in Linux

This tutorial explains Linux “arch” command, options and its usage with examples.

arch – Display the architecture of the current host.

DESCRIPTION

arch is equivalent to uname -m.

On current Linux systems, arch output includes such architectures as “i386”, “i486”, “i586”, “alpha”, “sparc”, “arm”, “m68k”, “mips”, “ppc”.

SYNTAX

arch [OPTION]
OPTIONS

–help
display help and exit

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–version
output version information and exit

EXAMPLE

$ arch
x86_64

Displays the architecture of the current host. For example, arch may display ‘sun4’ for a Sun Solaris machine or ‘x86_64’ for the x86 64-bit architecture.

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