screenFetch: perfect system information generator


Surely you have seen it in many screenshots and tutorials, many already know what it is screen Fetch, but for those who still don't know what it is about, this tool is a great informant about your system. Similar to other GUI programs, but this time based on text, so it can be run from the command line.

Thanks to this screenFetch tool, you can have all the information in an orderly, intuitive and easy way, without having to execute several commands independently to know everything you need. Also, although it was developed for Bash, it works in other shells, and is smart enough to detect the distro it works on and generate its logo in ASCII art.

As for the the information displayed when using screenFetch, there are the following fields:

  • Username.
  • Hostname or machine name.
  • Operating system or distro.
  • Linux kernel.
  • System uptime.
  • Packaging.
  • Shell.
  • Screen resolution.
  • Desktop environment.
  • Themes and icons.
  • Source.
  • CPU.
  • RAM.

If you are interested in installing it on your distro, it is very simple. ScreenFetch will be ready to use by following these easy steps:

  1. Download ScreenFetch from GitHub.
  2. You will see that it is a .zip, a compressed file. You can use the tool of your choice to unzip.
  3. Once done, you can move the obtained directory to / usr / bin. To do this, you can do it from the desktop environment or from the command line with the command «sudo mv screenFetch-master / screenfetch-dev / usr / bin /" without quotation marks.
  4. The next thing is to go to / usr / bin with "cd / usr / bin".
  5. Now rename screenfetch-dev to screenfetch with "sudo mv screenfetch-dev screenfetch".
  6. Then you must give it the necessary permissions with "chmod 755 screenfetch".
  7. Finally, you can now execute it using the command:

As you can see, the logo of your distro will appear (if it is among the best known) and the system information that may be useful to you.

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  1.   leoramirez59 said

    Cumbersome process