Neofetch - Display stylish system information with ASCII art

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Neofetch - Display stylish system information with ASCII art

Neofetch is a command-line tool that displays system information in a visually appealing and user-friendly way. It provides a concise overview of your hardware configuration, including CPU, GPU, RAM, and uptime, along with details about your operating system, kernel, and desktop environment. Additionally, it showcases your operating system's logo in vibrant ASCII text art.

Neofetch is compatible with all popular computer operating systems. You can install it on Linux, Mac, BSD, and even Windows. Here's a guide on how to install and use Neofetch.

I. Install Neofetch

1. Linux

Neofetch is readily available in the software repositories of most popular Linux distributions. You can install neofetch using the Terminal, just like any other application on Linux.

Arch Linux

pacman -S neofetch

Debian / Ubuntu

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install neofetch

Fedora

sudo dnf install neofetch

openSUSE

sudo zypper install neofetch

Red Hat / CentOS

sudo yum install neofetch

Other

git clone https://github.com/dylanaraps/neofetch
cd neofetch
make install

2. MacOS

To install neofetch on macOS, you'll need to utilize Homebrew.

Installing Homebrew:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

Then, install neofetch using the brew command:

brew install neofetch

3. Windows

Before installing neofetch on Windows, you need to install scoop within Powershell:

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -scope CurrentUser
iwr -useb get.scoop.sh | iex

Then, install neofetch using scoop:

scoop install neofetch

II. Use Neofetch

1. Displaying Information

To display your system information, simply type the command neofetch into the Terminal (Linux/macOS) or Command Prompt (Windows) of your operating system.

neofetch

2. Customizing the Display

To personalize the information displayed by neofetch, you can use the command neofetch --help to view the available parameters.

For instance, you can change the logo's color with the command:

neofetch --ascii_colors <xterm color number>

where xterm represents a color code ranging from 0 to 255. For example, changing it to 99 would turn the Windows logo purple.