/proc/cpuinfo Explained

Contains information about the processor, including its type, speed, and available features

The file /proc/cpuinfo is a virtual file in the Linux operating system that provides information about the system's central processing unit (CPU) architecture, hardware and configuration. This file contains details such as the processor model, the number of cores, clock speed, cache size, and other relevant information about the CPU. It can be accessed through a terminal with the command cat /proc/cpuinfo. The information in this file is generated dynamically and is based on the current state of the system, making it an effective way to gather information about the system's CPU without having to rely on external utilities or commands.