..or another fun one:

cat /proc/cpuinfo | sed -e 's/ //g' | awk -F: '{print $2}'

That will eliminate the spaces around the serial and produce just a clean serial number.

This is why I've loved Un*x for 24 years now...sooo many ways to skin a cat!  :-D

--Pat

On 9/28/07, John Gorkos <jgorkos@wildcatwireless.net> wrote:
I love these contests...

awk '/^Serial/{print $3}' /proc/cpuinfo



On Friday 28 September 2007 14:39:07 Ryan Pederson wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Quick one for you guys...
>
> I need to pull the serial number of the CPU of the gumstix from
> /proc/cpuinfo.
>
> It's the very last line in the output:
>
> Processor       : XScale-PXA255 rev 6 (v5l)
> BogoMIPS        : 397.31
> Features        : swp half fastmult edsp
> CPU implementer : 0x69
> CPU architecture: 5TE
> CPU variant     : 0x0
> CPU part        : 0x2d0
> CPU revision    : 6
> Cache type      : undefined 5
> Cache clean     : undefined 5
> Cache lockdown  : undefined 5
> Cache format    : Harvard
> I size          : 32768
> I assoc         : 32
> I line length   : 32
> I sets          : 32
> D size          : 32768
> D assoc         : 32
> D line length   : 32
> D sets          : 32
>
> Hardware        : The Gumstix Platform
> Revision        : 0000
> Serial          : 328e1362e7af4134
>
> I just need the serial number, not the preceding text or spaces.  Any ideas
> how this might be done?
>
> The closest I can get is to type "cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep Serial"
>
> Thanks!
>
> Ryan



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