Neofetch on Linux

How to Use Neofetch on Linux With Examples

Neofetch is a nifty command-line tool that can output relevant system and distribution information in the terminal. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install Neofetch on any Linux distribution. We’ll also show example screenshots of the output on various systems.

Install Neofetch on Any Linux Distribution

Install Neofetch on Debian based systems, including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Kali Linux, Pop!_OS, Elementary OS, etc.

sudo apt install neofetch

Install Neofetch on Red Hat based systems, including Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS, etc.

su
dnf install neofetch

Install Neofetch on Arch Linux based systems, including Manjaro, Arch Linux, etc.

sudo pacman -S neofetch

Install Neofetch on OpenSUSE.

sudo zypper install neofetch

Install Neofetch on Slackware.

wget https://packages.slackonly.com/pub/packages/14.2-x86/desktop/neofetch/neofetch-3.2.0-noarch-1_slonly.txz
upgradepkg --install-new neofetch-3.2.0-noarch-1_slonly.txz

Install Neofetch on Gentoo.

sudo USE=">=www-client/w3m-0.5.3_p20180125 imlib" emerge neofetch

How to Use Neofetch

To use Neofetch, you just need to enter the following command in terminal.

neofetch

Various information from Neofetch can either be omitted, added, or shorthanded. For example, the following command will instruct Neofetch to output the version of the desktop environment, which it doesn’t do by default.

neofetch --de_version on

To see all the various information that you can include (or exclude), check the man page.

man neofetch

Neofetch Screenshot Collection

The following screenshots show the output of the neofetch command on a wide range of Linux distributions. I save one every time I’m testing out a new distro, mostly because it’s cool to see various Linux logos in ASCII.

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