NeoFetch, the cross-platform command-line system information tool, has reached the major 2.0 release. Here’s how to install it in Linux mint-18.3 and other releases higher than Linux Mint 18.3. Neofetch is a CLI system information tool written in BASH. Neofetch displays information about your system next to an image, your OS logo, or an ASCII file of your choice. The main purpose of Neofetch is to be used in screenshots to show other users what OS/Distro you’re running, what Theme/Icons you’re using and etc. Neofetch is highly customizable through the use of command line flags or the user config file. There are over 50 config options to mess around with and there are the print_info() function and friends which let you add your own custom info. It is so simple to install NeoFetch 3.3.0 on Linux Mint 18.3 and this tutorial covers the same process.
First, make sure you update the system by making use of the following command.
linuxhelp user # apt-get update Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Ign:2 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia InRelease Hit:3 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease . . Get:13 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages [589 kB] Get:14 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main i386 Packages [399 kB] Get:15 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe i386 Packages [546 kB] Get:16 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe Translation-en [238 kB] Fetched 4,220 kB in 7s (601 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done
After that, you need to add the repository.
linuxhelp user # add-apt-repository ppa:dawidd0811/neofetch You are about to add the following PPA: CLI script to show your system's info and display an image using w3m. More info: https://launchpad.net/~dawidd0811/+archive/ubuntu/neofetch Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+C to cancel Executing: /tmp/tmp.r9SDM0OiUv/gpg.1.sh --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 4221BA96 gpg: requesting key 4221BA96 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: key 4221BA96: public key "Launchpad PPA for dawidd6" imported gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
And then once again you need to update your system by making use of the following command.
linuxhelp user # apt-get update Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Get:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/dawidd0811/neofetch/ubuntu xenial InRelease [18.1 kB] Ign:4 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia InRelease . . Get:12 http://ppa.launchpad.net/dawidd0811/neofetch/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [528 B] Get:13 http://ppa.launchpad.net/dawidd0811/neofetch/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [360 B] Fetched 20.1 kB in 2s (9,706 B/s) Reading package lists... Done
Once it is done, you shall proceed with the installation of Neofetch service.
linuxhelp user # apt-get install neofetch Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Suggested packages: w3m cmus feh mpc nitrogen scrot moc . . (Reading database ... 223888 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../neofetch_3.3.0-1~ubuntu16.04.1_all.deb ... Unpacking neofetch (3.3.0-1~ubuntu16.04.1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Setting up neofetch (3.3.0-1~ubuntu16.04.1) ...
Now that Neofetch has been installed, you shall check the details of your system.
With this, the tutorial comes to an end,
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