The hwinfo command for Linux will allow the user to get hardware information from the command line.
sudo apt-get install hwinfo to install this command. It will be installed in the /sbin directory and therefore, you will need superuser privileges to execute this command and get the hardware information.
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install hwinfo
This will output a report showing a whole host of hardware information. The amount of information will be quite comprehensive, so redirecting the output to a file will be a good idea.
[email protected]:~$ sudo hwinfo > hardware_report.txt
The amount of hardware information you get is amazing. A massive amount of BIOS info and hardware details. Very good if you are submitting a bug report and information about your computer is required.