Neofetch is a popular command line system information tool that provides a quick and easy way to display various system details on your Linux or Unix-based operating system. Here are some of the features and benefits of using Neofetch:
- Neofetch displays important system information such as the operating system version, kernel version, CPU and GPU details, and memory usage.
- It can be customized with a range of flags and options to display specific system details or change the appearance of the output.
- Neofetch is open-source software available for free, making it a popular choice among Linux users.
- It supports various operating systems and distributions, including Debian 12 Bookworm, Debian 11 Bullseye, and Debian 10 Buster.
- Neofetch is regularly updated with new features and improvements, ensuring it remains a useful and relevant tool for Linux users.
Installing Neofetch on your Debian operating system lets you easily and quickly view important system information without complex commands or tools. The guide below will demonstrate installing Neofetch on Debian 12 Bookworm, Debian 11 Bullseye, or Debian 10 Buster using the command line terminal.
Step 1: Update Debian
Before installing new software, you must ensure your Debian operating system is current. To update Debian, open the terminal and type the following command:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
This command will update your package list and install any available updates. Once the updates have been installed, you can proceed with installing Neofetch.
Step 2: Install Neofetch
To install Neofetch on your Debian operating system, open the terminal and type the following command:
sudo apt install neofetch
This command will download and install Neofetch along with its dependencies. Once the installation is complete, you can start using Neofetch.
Step 3: Common Neofetch Command Examples
Here are some common Neofetch command examples that you can use to display system information on your Debian operating system.
To display basic system information, type the following command:
To display system information in a specific color scheme, type the following command:
neofetch --theme <theme-name>
Replace <theme-name> with the name of the color scheme you want to use.
To display system information in ASCII art, type the following command:
To display system information in a specific operating system logo, type the following command:
neofetch --ascii_distro <distro-name>
Replace <distro-name> with the name of the operating system logo you want to use.
To display system information in a specific window manager, type the following command:
neofetch --wm <wm-name>
Replace <wm-name> with the name of the window manager you want to use.
To display system information in a specific shell, type the following command:
neofetch --shell <shell-name>
Replace <shell-name> with the name of the shell you want to use.
Neofetch to display multiple system information categories at once. To display the system uptime, disk usage, window manager, and memory usage, you can use the following command:
neofetch uptime disk wm memory
This command will display the system uptime in a short format, disk usage in percentage, window manager name, and memory usage in both percentage and absolute values. You can modify this command by adding or removing categories to suit your needs.
uptime: 9 mins disk (/): 7.9G / 49G (18%) wm: Mutter memory: 1017MiB / 3893MiB
These are just a few examples of the many options available with Neofetch. For a full list of available options, type the following command in the terminal:
This will display the manual page for Neofetch.
Following the steps outlined in this guide, you should now have Neofetch installed and running on your Debian operating system. Neofetch is a powerful and customizable tool that provides a quick and easy way to display system information on your Linux or Unix-based operating system.