Terminal: Install Neofetch and display system information


The command line program Neofetch shows the most important system information in the terminal. We'll show you here how to install and use it in Linux.

The command line program Neofetch shows the most important system information in the terminal. We'll show you here how to install and use it in Linux.

If you see a great theme on a Linux PC or generally want to know what kind of laptop it is and how it is set up, then you briefly start Neofetch in the terminal. This way you can see everything you need to know.

Install Neofetch in the Linux terminal

Use the following terminal commands to install Neofetch in the various Linux distributions.

Ubuntu / Linux Mint / POP! _OS / Debian-Stretch or later:

sudo apt install neofetch


dnf intall dnf-plugins-core dnf copr enable konimex / neofetch dnf install neofetch

Arch Linux

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/neofetch.git cd neofetch makepkg -si


emerge -a neofetch

Display system information with Neofetch

If you have installed Neofetch, open the terminal and enter neofetch to start the program. In the terminal you will then see all important system information at a glance by default:

On the left you can see the logo of the installed Linux distribution in text form. The set color palette of the terminal is displayed at the bottom right. You can also see further software and hardware information about your system.

Neofetch information explains:

OS operating system and version Host PC name Kernel The used kernel uptime, how long the PC is powered Packages Installed Package Manager and parcel number Shell Installed shell version Resolution Monitor resolution (s) DE The installed user interface (D esktop- E nvironment) time World Cup The Installed window management ( W indow M anager) WM Theme The theme of the W indows M anager Theme Installed theme of the user interface Icons Installed icon package (icons) Terminal Terminal designation CPU processor and performance (Intel / AMD) GPU graphics card ( n) Memory Used and available main memory

The table above shows the standard output of Neofetch. But you can decide for yourself whether you want to display more or less data. The display order and the colors can also be changed.

Customize Neofetch output

By default, Neofetch creates a configuration file under ~ / .config / neofetch / config.conf . Opens this file in a text editor. You see roughly this ad.

The Neofetch configuration file can be adapted as required. Image: GIGA

Put a hash symbol # in front of the beginning of the lines that you want to hide. Remove the diamond where you want to see the information behind it in the Neofetch output.

If you want to change the display order, move the corresponding line to the desired position. But pay attention to the syntax. We recommend making a backup copy of the file beforehand so that you can restore it if necessary. You can find detailed instructions on the associated github website of dylanaraps.

Write us your experiences or Neofetch configurations in the comments.

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