How to install Neofetch in Linux Ubuntu

The article covers approaches to put in Neofetch in Ubuntu and different Linux distributions.

Neofetch is a command line machine information tool which helps nearly all working systems. It shows the machine statistics withinside the terminal alongside aspect the working machine’s logo.

Neofetch shows which Linux distribution you’re the use of, Host and Kernel details, computing device environment. On the hardware aspect, it shows statistics approximately the CPU and GPU, general reminiscence to be had through modern utilization and the uptime in your machine.

It additionally shows quantity of dpkg and snap programs installed.

Install Neofetch in Ubuntu / Linux
Neofetch is to be had in legitimate repository for all of the primary Linux distributions. Fire up a terminal for whichever Linux distribution you’re the use of and use those terminal instructions accordingly.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install neofetch

Here’s how Neofetch output looks like in terminal.

It also displays the themes and icons details along with Windows manager and it’s theme.

You can easily format the output you see. To see different options, you can use help option in the terminal

neofetch --help

Every display line has config option and you can enable / disable it as you wish. There are options to change the display color and text formatting, modify the ascii logo and size etc. Some examples are below.

To change the color for ascii art –

neofetch --ascii_colors <xterm color number>

xterm color number ranges between 0-255. It converted everything to a single color, however you can use –colors to configure it better.

Wrapping up

In Linux world, Neofetch is mostly used to boast about one’s system resources. The displayed information is easily available with other terminal commands or through GUI, but it’s really handy to check what kernel and OS you are using.