Michael Michael - 2 months ago 8x
Linux Question

Number of processors/cores in command line

I am running the following command to get the number of processors/cores in Linux:

cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep processor | wc -l

It works but it does not look elegant. How would you suggest improve it ?


nproc is what you are looking for.

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