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Get configuration values from your Linux system. More information:

  • List [a]ll configuration values available:

getconf -a

  • List the configuration values for a specific directory:

getconf -a {{path/to/directory}}

  • Check if the system is 32-bit or 64-bit:

getconf LONG_BIT

  • Check how many processes the current user can run at once:

getconf CHILD_MAX

  • List every configuration value and then find patterns with the grep command (i.e every value with MAX in it):

getconf -a | grep MAX