I was on some linux forum the other day on my phone and people where screen dumping using terminal and everyone had ascii art of their computers they typed something like "screenfetch" or something I don't remember.


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Archey is a script that displays system info in the terminal with a logo of this the Linux distro in ASCII art.

Install Archey in ubuntu

sudo apt-get install lsb-release scrot
wget http://github.com/downloads/djmelik/archey/archey-0.2.8.deb
sudo dpkg -i archey-0.2.8.deb 

Using Archey

run the command


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There is screenfetch - It has information about the theme you are using, as well as screen resolution.

  1. Download the code from: http://git.silverirc.com/cgit.cgi/screenfetch.git/plain/screenfetch-dev

  2. Copy the code and Paste the code in a new file in gedit and save as screenfetch in your Home Folder.

  3. Run

    chmod +x screenfetch  

    (making sure your terminal is directed to your home folder)

  4. Then:


Here are details about the program https://github.com/KittyKatt/screenFetch

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This also has the option of auto taking a screenshot - if you have scrot installed.

  1. Install scrot:

    sudo apt-get install scrot
  2. Run screenfecth with -s

    ./screenfetch -s  

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A simple one is neofetch. It also displays ascii ubuntu some other info. install with

sudo apt install neofetch
  • Unable to locate package neofetch
    – Marc
    Oct 18, 2021 at 9:09
  • it's there on 22.04 Mar 16, 2022 at 22:57


On more recent versions of Ubuntu (>16.04), you can install screenfetch from official repositories:

apt install screenfetch

  • What about the last line (RAM Info) ? Does this mean 7814 MiB is used of the total 11915 MiB OR that much is left ??
    – creative
    Feb 13, 2018 at 5:22
  • RAM: Used / Total
    – Gilgamesh
    Dec 26, 2020 at 23:01

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