This article was updated and rechecked on 22nd of January 2021
Category: Linux Terminal
Added: 20th of May 2018
Updated On: 22nd of January 2021
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List hardware information using the terminal
lshw extracts detailed information about the hardware in your machine. It can report on your motherboard, CPU, Memory, Graphics and other hardware.
To list your hardware information, enter the following command in the terminal. You will need to enter your root password.
lshw outputs a lot of information, you can shorten this by using the -short
sudo lshw -short
If you want a hard copy of the information you can also export the hardware information to an .html
document which can then be viewed in your web browser.
document will be created on your desktop. Just remember to replace username with your own username, and file_name with your own file_name
sudo lshw -html > /home/username/Desktop/file_name.html