Terminal: Install Neofetch and display system information

The command line program Neofetch shows the most important system information in the terminal. We’ll show you here how to install and use it in Linux.

Install Neofetch in the Linux terminal

Use the following terminal commands to install Neofetch in the various Linux distributions.

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Ubuntu / Linux Mint / POP! _OS / Debian-Stretch or later:

  • sudo apt install neofetch


  1. dnf intall dnf-plugins-core
  2. dnf copr enable konimex/neofetch
  3. dnf install neofetch

Arch Linux

  1. git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/neofetch.git
  2. cd neofetch
  3. makepkg -si


Display system information with Neofetch

If you have installed Neofetch, open the terminal and enter neofetch to start the program. In the terminal you will then see all important system information at a glance by default:

  • On the left you can see the logo of the installed Linux-Distribution in text form.
  • The set is shown at the bottom right Terminal color palette displayed.
  • You can also see more Software and hardware information eures Systems.

Neofetch information explains:

YOU Operating system and version
Host PC-Name
Kernel The used kernel
Uptime Time, how long the PC has been up
Packages Installed package manager and number of packages
Shell Installed shell version
Resolution Monitor resolution (s)
FROM The installed user interface (DsktopEnvironment)
WM The installed window management (Window-Manager)
WM Theme The theme of the Windows-Managers
Theme Installed theme of the user interface
Icons Installed icon package (icons)
Terminal Terminal designation
CPU Processor and performance (Intel / AMD)
GPU Graphics card (s)
Memory Used and available memory

The table above shows the standard output of Neofetch. But you can decide for yourself whether you want to display more or less data. The display order and the colors can also be changed.

Customize Neofetch output

By default, Neofetch creates a configuration file under ~/.config/neofetch/config.conf. Opens this file in a text editor. You see roughly this ad.

The Neofetch configuration file can be customized as required.  Image: GIGA
The Neofetch configuration file can be adapted as required. Image: GIGA

Put a hash symbol # in front of the beginning of the lines that you want to hide. Remove the diamond where you want to see the information behind it in the Neofetch output.

If you want to change the display order, move the corresponding line to the desired position. But pay attention to the syntax. We recommend making a backup copy of the file beforehand so that you can restore it if necessary. You can find detailed instructions on the associated Dylanaraps github website.

Write us your experiences or Neofetch configurations in the comments.

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