nproc man page

nproc — print the number of processing units available


nproc [OPTION]...


Print the number of processing units available to the current process, which may be less than the number of online processors


print the number of installed processors


if possible, exclude N processing units


display this help and exit


output version information and exit


Written by Giuseppe Scrivano.

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See Also

Full documentation at: <>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) nproc invocation'

Referenced By

dkms(8), sched_setaffinity(2).

September 2017 GNU coreutils 8.28 User Commands