How to get system-related information on the Linux command line with Neofetch

Want to share your Linux system's information with someone else over the internet, but don't want to search for and type in all the details one by one? Don't worry, as there exists a command line tool - dubbed Neofetch - that'll present all the information you require on the terminal itself.

In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of Neofetch's installation and usage. But before we move ahead, keep in mind that all the instructions and commands mentioned in this tutorial have been tested on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Get system information using Neofetch

Here's what the developer says about the tool: "Neofetch displays information about your system next to an image, your OS logo, or any ascii file of your choice. The main purpose of Neofetch is to be used in screenshots to show other users what OS/Distro you're running, what Theme/Icons you're using and etc."

To download and install the tool on your system, run the following command:

sudo apt-get install neofetch

Once the tool is installed, you can simply run it using the following command:


On one of my old Linux systems, the above command produced the following output:

The tool is highly customizable. "There are over 50 config options to mess around with and there's the print_info() function and friends which let you add your own custom info," the official documentation explains.

For precise details on how you can customize the information the tool produces, head here.

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