Neofetch is a command-line tool that provides system information in a simple and easy-to-read format. It is available for Linux, macOS, and other Unix-like operating systems. It provides a quick and convenient way to view important information about your system, including the operating system, kernel, CPU, GPU, memory usage, and more. Neofetch is highly customizable, allowing users to modify the output format, display additional information, and add color blocks for improved readability.
This guide will demonstrate how to install Neofetch on Linux Mint using the command-line terminal. The command-line terminal is a powerful tool for installing and managing software on Linux Mint and can save time and effort compared to using a graphical package manager. By installing Neofetch, you can easily view important system information on your Linux Mint system and take advantage of the many customization options that Neofetch offers.
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Update Linux Mint
Before installing any new software on your Linux Mint system, it is important first to update and upgrade your existing packages to avoid any conflicts or compatibility issues. This ensures that your system is running the latest version of all packages, which can help prevent errors and improve stability by opening your terminal and using the following command:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Install Neofetch with APT
Neofetch is readily available in the Linux Mint and Ubuntu repositories, making the installation process straightforward and hassle-free. To get started with the installation, use the following command in the terminal to install Neofetch using the APT package manager:
sudo apt install neofetch
Neofetch Terminal Commands
The most basic command to run Neofetch is “neofetch.” This will display a default output of system information in a graphical ASCII art format. The output includes the OS name and version, kernel version, CPU type and speed, GPU information, and memory usage, among other details.
The “–off” option turns off ASCII art and displays system information in a plain-text format. This is useful if you want a quick overview of your system’s details without the graphical output.
neofetch –off –stdout
The “–stdout” option directs the output to the terminal’s standard output, which can be useful for scripting or piping the output to other programs. The “–off” option turns off ASCII art and displays system information in a plain-text format.
neofetch --off --stdout
Following from the examples, here is a detailed overview of Neofetch commands:
|Displays system information in an ASCII art format.|
|Displays system information in a plain-text format without ASCII art.|
|Adds color blocks to the output for easier readability.|
|Displays an ASCII art representation of your Linux distribution’s logo.|
|Displays the current temperature of your CPU.|
|Displays memory usage as a progress bar.|
|Displays battery information for laptops with batteries.|
|Displays information on the installed GTK2 theme.|
|Displays information on the installed GTK3 theme.|
|Displays information on the window manager being used.|
|Displays information on the window manager theme being used.|
|Displays the kernel version in a shorter format.|
|Displays the currently playing song if a music player is running.|
|Displays the system uptime in a shorter format.|
|Displays the distribution name in a shorter format.|
|Displays kernel information.|
|Disables color blocks in the output.|
|Disables the display of the CPU brand name.|
|Displays the backend being used to obtain system information.|
|Displays the location of the configuration file.|
|Specifies a different configuration file to use.|
|Displays help information for Neofetch.|
Additional Commands & Tips
If you no longer need Neofetch on your system and wish to remove it, you can do so easily by using the appropriate command in the terminal. To remove Neofetch, use the following command:
sudo apt remove neofetch
In conclusion, Neofetch is a powerful and highly customizable command-line tool that provides system information in an easy-to-read format. With its ability to display information in an ASCII art format, Neofetch adds a touch of entertainment to the command-line experience while providing essential information about your system.