Pretty System Specs

Published:
Thursday 26th of August 2021


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1 minute

Intro

One thing i spotted when i started using Tech Twitter was people would post screenshots of there system specifications in terminals with pretty logos etc and i wanted to know how it was all done!...... its actually SUPER simple.

NeoFetch

NeoFetch is a free, easy to install application which gathers system information and prints it to the terminal in a "pretty way". It pulls together all of your system information and strips out the crap and displays it in a way that doesnt hurt the brain....

Installation

Installing NeoFetch is as easy as typing the following two commands....

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dawidd0811/neofetch

and

sudo apt update && sudo apt install neofetch

this add the official NeoFetch PPA to your ubuntu installation and means you will always get the most up to date version.

after that simply type neofetch in your terminal and you will get a screenshot like below.

Another app you can use is screenfetch which does near enough the exact same thing!.

Install it with the following command:

sudo apt install screenfetch

and then just type screenfetch in your terminal to get your system specs like below.

Well thats going to do it today hope this quick blog post will be of interest and help you out. as a side note you can also get Screenfetch for MacOS.