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How do I verify my OS as 32 or 64 bits?

I need that to select NEW version of Eclipse, not the one which came with installing Raspbian ? bit system

marked as duplicate by Steve Robillard, Milliways, goldilocks Jul 9 '17 at 14:09

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  • Beware there is more to an ISA than address size. You don't just need a 32-bit package, you need a 32-bit ARM package. The regular x86 32-bit Eclipse will not work. – goldilocks Jul 9 '17 at 14:10
  • Please READ the question - How do I verify my OS as 32 or 64 bits? I am not asking if Pi 2 is .... whatever HOW DO I VERIFY is the question. – Jan Hus Jul 9 '17 at 14:23
  • That depends on the OS. Presuming you are asking about Raspbian, the answer is in the second duplicate and implied by the first. – goldilocks Jul 9 '17 at 14:24
  • SO it is against policy to discuss , but it is OK for user to chase thru some ancient post? Very nice. – Jan Hus Jul 9 '17 at 14:26
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    Is current Raspbian Pi 3 B 32 or 64 bits OS? [duplicate]How do I verify my OS as 32 or 64 bits?What is so unclear about this ? Wasting whose resources ? Wasting my time is OK? GET REAL You really expect new user not to ask what was asked before? – Jan Hus Jul 9 '17 at 15:33
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At the time of this writing, all officially supported operating systems are 32bit, and I'm not familiar with any unofficially supported 64bit builds that are particularly usable.

The command, uname –m will tell you what architecture your device runs on.

  • Close but no cigars None of the uname options , as far as I can tell, tells about the OS "bit structure". – Jan Hus Jul 9 '17 at 14:08
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    Once you've done uname -m head over here to find out whether it's 32 or 64 bit: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/136407/… My Pi 3 says armv7l which is 32 bit. – Paul Masri-Stone Dec 11 '17 at 14:58

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