Automatic Way to Tell if a FreeBSD system is 64 or 32-bit?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Mar 16 17:09:00 UTC 2010

On 16/03/2010 17:02:47, Martin McCormick wrote:
> 	Is there a FreeBSD command similar to the Linux arch
> command?
> 	I have built a fairly decent Bourne shell script to run
> just after installing mfsbsd on a target system. It figures out
> the likely boot drive, formats it and then begins to build a
> FreeBSD system on it. The script could intelligently ask for the
> 64-bit or 32-bit trees if it could determine whether it was
> running on the i86 or 64-bit system.

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