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How To Install Neofetch on Linux

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1. Overview

Neofetch is a command-line system information tool written in bash 3.2+. Neofetch displays information about your operating system, software and hardware in an aesthetic and visually pleasing way.

The overall purpose of Neofetch is to be used in screen-shots of your system. Neofetch shows the information other people want to see. There are other tools available for proper system statistic/diagnostics.

The information by default is displayed alongside your operating system’s logo. You can further configure Neofetch to instead use an image, a custom ASCII file, your wallpaper or nothing at all.

Neofetch supports almost 150 different operating systems. From Linux to Windows, all the way to more obscure operating systems like Minix, AIX and Haiku. If your favourite operating system is unsupported: Open up an issue and support will be added.

What you’ll learn

  • How To install Neofetch CLi Tool in Linux DistrOS

What you’ll need

  • Any Active Development Linux Distribution OS like ( Ubuntu/Fedora/LinuxMint/ArchLinux )
  • Active Internet Connection

If you have everything ready, let’s dive straight into the installation process on the next step!

2. Installing Neofetch

On Debian

$ echo "deb http://dl.bintray.com/dawidd6/neofetch jessie main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
$ curl -L "https://bintray.com/user/downloadSubjectPublicKey?username=bintray" -o Release-neofetch.key && sudo apt-key add Release-neofetch.key && rm Release-neofetch.key
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install neofetch

On Ubuntu and Linux Mint

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dawidd0811/neofetch
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install neofetch

On RHEL, CentOS and Fedora

You need to have dnf-plugins-core installed on your system, or else install it with the command below:

$ sudo yum install dnf-plugins-core

Enable COPR repository and install neofetch package.

$ sudo dnf copr enable konimex/neofetch
$ sudo dnf install neofetch

On Arch Linux

You can either install neofetch or neofetch-git from the AUR using packer or Yaourt.

$ packer -S neofetch
$ packer -S neofetch-git
OR
$ yaourt -S neofetch
$ yaourt -S neofetch-git

On Gentoo

Install app-misc/neofetch from Gentoo/Funtoo’s official repositories. However, in case you need the git version of the package, you can install =app-misc/neofetch-9999.

3. How To Use Neofetch in Linux

Once you have installed the package, the general syntax for using it is:

$ neofetch

Output;

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