Determining hardware components and software parameters

At a Glance

© Lead Image © Tatiana Venkova,

© Lead Image © Tatiana Venkova,

Article from Issue 164/2014

The inxi command-line tool provides useful information from the depths of the system.

Almost every major distribution provides a tool with a graphical user interface that gives you an overview of the hardware. The inxi tool lets you retrieve even more detailed information at the command line.

If you are looking to discover meaningful details about hardware components and software parameters, the inxi tool is definitely worth exploring. You'll find inxi in the repositories of almost all major distributions, which means you can install it on your system with a few easy mouse clicks.

If your choice of distribution does not include inxi in its package archives, you will find detailed installation instructions on the web [1]. After installing, you can launch the tool by typing inxi at the command line. Because inxi operates in user space, you do not need root privileges.


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