Identify Intel processor under 2.6.1

Scott Morrow scott at
Wed Oct 31 19:11:59 CDT 2007

Thanks, I am using a variation on your approach and it is working.  If 
I recall correctly the shell call doesn't work in OSX 10.2, fortunately 
only system versions above 10.4.9 can be used by Intel Macs so checking 
the system version first eliminates that issue.  I'm just checking to 
see if "Intel" is among the words returned by the System Profiler.  I 
couldn't think of anything else in that short list that might return 

Scott Morrow
Elementary Software
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On Oct 31, 2007, at 12:17 AM, Ken Ray wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Oct 2007 23:56:15 -0700, Scott Morrow wrote:
>> Mark,
>>  This solution works brilliantly in 2.8.1 - unfortunately for some
>> reason it always seems to return "false" in 2.6.1 no matter the
>> processor.  I don't understand the logic behind it so I'm no good to
>> trouble shoot here.
> Hmm, if this is true, you may have to use the longer "system profiler"
> version I posted earlier. Mark, can you confirm whether the endian
> version works for you in 2.6.1?
> Ken Ray
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