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ARCH(1)			   OpenBSD Reference Manual		       ARCH(1)

     arch, machine - print architecture type

     arch [-ks]
     machine [-a]

     The arch and machine commands display the machine's architecture in
     slightly different ways.  arch by default displays the application
     architecture, defined by both the operating system and the instruction
     set architecture, while machine displays the kernel architecture (without
     the operating system part).  Note that both commands output the target
     architecture as opposed to uname(1) which describes the host.  This is
     useful for dynamic discovery of the target architecture in build or
     configuration scripts needing to work in cross-compilation environments.

     The options for arch are as follows:

     -k	     Display the kernel architecture instead of application

     -s	     Display the chosen architecture in a short form, i.e., without
	     the operating system prefixed.

     The options for machine are as follows:

     -a	     Display the application architecture instead of the kernel


OpenBSD 4.9			 May 31, 2007			   OpenBSD 4.9

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