4 Commands to Get Detailed Linux OS Info

4 Commands to Get Detailed Linux OS Info 8
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If you have a Linux machine, then you must know what distribution it is. But if you want to know in detail about your operating system like Kernel version, Shell version, CPU, GPU etc. then the following commands might be useful for you.

Get OS Release Info in Linux

The /etc/os-release file contains all the information related to your operating system. To see the contents of this file enter the following command

cat /etc/os-release. 

You get the output similar to this screenshot

Get Linux OS Release Info. Linux os info.

Get Kernel Version Number in Linux

In order to know which kernel is currently active in your Linux machine, enter the following command:

uname -a
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Display Linux distribution logo in Terminal as ASCII-Art using neofetch

You might have seen some screenshots similar to following screenshot

neofetch ascii art Linux os info

We can get similar output using the neofetch command. In order to use the neofetch command, you must first install the neofetch package. To install it, enter the following command:

sudo apt install neofetch

Once it is installed, enter the following command on the terminal:

neofetch

Neofetch not only displays information about Operating System but also Kernel, Uptime, Packages, Shell, Desktop Environment, etc.

Display Linux distribution logo in Terminal as ASCII-Art using screenfetch

There is another package similar to neofetch called screenfetch. With the help of this package also, we can display the Linux distribution logo in the terminal. In order to install it, enter the following command:

sudo apt install screenfetch

After installation enter the following command

screenfetch
screenfetch displays linux os info

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