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Use the CLI to get CPU hardware information without opening up your box

Your Central Processing Unit (???processor??? or ???CPU???) is at the very core of your computer; it’s the component responsible for all the number-crunching and math-doing that makes a computer go. As such, it’s important to be aware of some basic commands in Linux that let you query the hardware information regarding your processor. In this article, I’ll cover some of those commands, and how to read their output.