Determine if Solaris is Running in 32 or 64 Bit Mode

Posted September 14, 2004 by Quinn McHenry in Solaris system administration

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The isainfo command can be used to determine if a Solaris system has been configured to run in 32 or 64 bit mode.

Run the the following command:

isainfo -v

If the system is running in 32 bit mode, you will see output as follows:

32-bit sparc applications

On a 64 bit Solaris system, you will see the following:

64-bit sparcv9 applications
32-bit sparc applications


About Quinn McHenry

Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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