Sys­tem info with Ne ofetch

Linux Format - - TUTORIALS -

An­other pop­u­lar com­mand-line tool to im­press your col­leagues and peers is Ne­ofetch. The very nar­row pur­pose of this nifty lit­tle tool is to pro­vide all the per­ti­nent sys­tem in­for­ma­tion in an aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing dis­play.

You can in­stall Ne­ofetch from the soft­ware repos­i­to­ries of most dis­tri­bu­tions. The tool can be used to quickly as­cer­tain es­sen­tial in­for­ma­tion such as cur­rent dis­tri­bu­tion, host ma­chine, CPU, GPU, to­tal mem­ory, screen res­o­lu­tion, desk­top en­vi­ron­ment, up­time, etc.

Since most of this in­for­ma­tion can be as­cer­tained sep­a­rately, the ad­van­tage with Ne­ofetch is that it en­ables you to quickly share all the es­sen­tial de­tails with a sin­gle screen­shot.

The clev­erly named con­fig.conf con­fig­u­ra­tion file is stored in the ~/.con­fig/ne­ofetch direc­tory. You can en­able even more el­e­ments such as CPU usage, CPU tem­per­a­ture, IP ad­dress and more. You can also con­fig­ure the tool to dis­play the song you’re lis­ten­ing to, and Ne­ofetch sup­ports a large se­lec­tion of play­ers such as Ban­shee, Au­da­cious, Amarok, cmus, mpd, etc.

While the tool dis­plays a logo of your cur­rent dis­tri­bu­tion drawn in ASCII art by de­fault, you can also con­fig­ure Ne­ofetch to dis­play the cur­rent wall­pa­per, or the spec­i­fied image in place of the ASCII art. De­pend­ing on your ter­mi­nal ap­pli­ca­tion and dis­tri­bu­tion, you may need to in­stall ad­di­tional pack­ages such as w3m-img and im­agemagic to use this fea­ture.

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