Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Information about your Linux system

Here are some commands that give information about your linux system.

To get  the number of CPU's/cores in the system, use
less /proc/cpuinfo

To see if your processor supports 64-bit OS, you can Google the processor name (got using /proc/cpuinfo). To see if your OS is 64-bit, use
uname -a
If it says x_86_64 somewhere in the output, then it is a 64-bit OS, else it is probably a 32-bit OS.

To see where (in which directories) a package is installed in Ubuntu, use
dpkg -L <packagename>

Friday, August 3, 2012

Displaying Unicode text in the terminal / console

If gnome-terminal has problems displaying Unicode (UTF-8) characters properly, try using konsole (from KDE). It worked for me.