Category: Ubuntu Mate

Added: 25th of February 2021

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Neofetch, display system information in the terminal on Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distributions

Along your Linux journey, there might be times where you need to find out what Kernel or desktop environment versions you are running or other information.

Neofetch is a tool that displays this key system information in your terminal.

Neofecth displays the following information:
Your OS
Kernal Version
Number of Packages installed
Shell Version
Desktop Environment and Window Manager name and versions numbers
Theme name and Icon information
Terminal Font

To install neofetch, open your terminal and enter the following command

sudo apt-get install neofetch

Once installed enter neofetch

Neofetch system information Ubuntu Mate

Here is what neofetch looks like on my other machine running Kubuntu

Neofetch system information Kubuntu Desktop

You can change various settings for neofetch by editing the config.conf file which can be found in the following directory

The .config file is a hidden file. To view it press ctrl + h or select View >> Show Hidden Files in your file manager

There are many options in neofetch, these can be accessed by enter the following in the terminal
neofetch --help

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