I needed a quick way to determine the model of a Raspberry Pi remotely. There are a few ways to do this, but the easiest I found via Raspbian.
For an easy way to determine the model of your Raspberry Pi from the command line use the following:
dmesg | grep "Machine model:" | cut -d ':' -f 4
If that doesn’t work, for whatever reason, you can always try:
cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep Revision
Then check the revision number against this list