How does one determine whether a distro is 32 bits or 64?

marbux marbux at
Mon Mar 14 00:58:32 UTC 2011

On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 4:06 PM, John J. Boyer
<john.boyer at> wrote:
> Recently I installed the latest version of Cygwin. I was under the
> impression that a 64-bit version ghad been downloaded, but there have
> been some doubts. When I type uname -a one of the things it says is
> WOW64 what does this mean?


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