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Author Topic: Neofetch Creates Colorful System Information Screens using Ascii Art  (Read 110 times)
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If you ever wanted to share your system information with another user, whether that be in a support forum or to show off your rig, it's always nice to do so in style.

A program called Neofetch allows you to do so using colorful and fun ascii operating system logos along with information about your system that you can then share as an image.

Neofetch describes itself as an "A command-line system information tool written in bash 3.2+" and is easier to use on Linux variants, but can also be used on macOS and Windows after installing some additional components.

Once installed, you can simply run the "neofetch" command from a console and it will display your system information along with an ASCII art logo for the operating system. Below are some examples of screens generated by Neofetch on various operating systems. Note, some of these of operating systems were done in Windows Subsystem for Linux for ease of access.

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                       Kali-Linux                                            Ubuntu


                       Windows 10                                         macOS Sierra

Installing Neofetch

Installing Neofetch is really simple on Linux variants and we have included the commands to install it on some of the more popular distributions.

Install on Arch Linux:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install neofetch


Install on Debian:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install neofetch


Install on Fedora:

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sudo yum install neofetch


Install on Centos/Redhat:

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sudo yum install epel-release
yum install neofetch


Install on Ubuntu:

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sudo apt update
sudo apt install neofetch


Install on macOS:

In order to install neofetch on macOS, the easiest way to do it is through the brew package manager. To install brew, you can type the following command in a Terminal window:

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Once brew is installed, you can install neofetch with the following command in Terminal:

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brew install neofetch


Install on Windows 10:

Windows is the most difficult operating system to install neofetch on, but it can be done through PowerShell commands and the Scoop package manager for Windows. To install neofetch on Windows, enter the following commands in a PowerShell admin console:

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powershell Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -scope CurrentUser
iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('http://get.scoop.sh')
scoop install git
scoop install neofetch


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