Get system information easily with screenfetch on Linux.

Posted: August 17, 2016. At: 8:52 PM. This was 1 year ago. Post ID: 9600

To easily get system information, install screenfetch on Linux and this will be easy.

Install screenfetch.

sudo apt install screenfetch

Then run it to get system information easily. This is a good way to show off your system specifications.

jason$ screenfetch 
[[ ! ]] Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "topmenu-gtk-module"
                          ./+o+-       jason@jason-desktop
                  yyyyy- -yyyyyy+      OS: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
               ://+//////-yyyyyyo      Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.6.2-jason
           .++ .:/++++++/-.+sss/`      Uptime: 8m
         .:++o:  /++++++++/:--:/-      Packages: 2559
        o:+o+:++.`..```.-/oo+++++/     Shell: bash 4.3.46
       .:+o:+o/.          `+sssoo+/    Resolution: 1920x1080
  .++/+:+oo+o:`             /sssooo.   DE: MATE 1.12.2
 /+++//+:`oo+o               /::--:.   WM: Metacity (Marco)
 \+/+o+++`o++o               ++////.   GTK Theme: 'TraditionalOk' [GTK2/3]
  .++.o+++oo+:`             /dddhhh.   Icon Theme: mate
       .+.o+oo:.          `oddhhhh+    Font: Ubuntu 12
        \+.++o+o``-````.:ohdhhhhh+     CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K CPU @ 3.8GHz
         `:o+++ `ohhhhhhhhyo++os:      GPU: Gallium 0.4 on NVE7
           .o:`.syhhhhhhh/.oo++o`      RAM: 934MiB / 11936MiB
                   ````` +oo+++o\:    

The distribution you are using will be displayed as a large logo in ascii art. The number of installed packages, the desktop environment, the window manager and GTK theme will be displayed as well as CPU and RAM info. This also shows the kernel version and uptime. Very useful program to have on your computer.

This is another way to count all installed packages.

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