HowTo: Raspberry Pi - Get Linux system information with Neofetch

If you ever get into the situation, you have to quickly collect the most important system information about your Raspberry Pi or another Linux system Neofetch a very helpful tool.

With just one command you can call up the most important system data and have it presented in an attractive way.

Like you Neofetch can use is described in the following article.

Safety instructions

I know the following tips are always somehow annoying and seem unnecessary. But unfortunately, many people who knew "better" have already lost eyes, fingers or other things or injured themselves due to carelessness. In comparison, a data loss is almost not worth mentioning, but even these can be really annoying. Therefore, please take five minutes to read the safety instructions. Because even the coolest project is not worth an injury or other trouble.

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Helpful articles:

So that you can install new nodes, NodeRed should of course already be installed. How to prepare a RaspberryPi and then install NodeRed on it is described in the following articles.

Required tools:

1xScrewdriver set  Buy at Amazon
1xSD card reader  Buy at Amazon

Material needed:

1x Raspberry Pi  Buy at Amazon
1x Raspberry Pi power supply  Buy at Amazon
1x Raspberry Pi case  Buy at Amazon
1x Micro SD card 64GB  Buy at Amazon

Log in to the RaspberryPi via SSH

To start, you must first log in to the Rasp Pi with Putty via SSH. How to do this is in the article RaspberryPi - Control the RaspberryPi via SSH described.

After entering your username and password you can enter the first commands.

Install Neofetch

Before you can use Neofetch it has to be installed first.

To install Neofetch you simply have to enter the following command in the console of your Raspberry Pi or Linux system.

sudo apt install neofetch -y

Get system data with Neofetch

After the installation you can then use Neofetch to display the system data.

Simply execute the following command in the console of your Raspberry Pi.


The view shown on the left will then be displayed.

Depending on the Linux distribution, the displayed icon will be adjusted.

On the left the view of the output of Neofetch under a simple Debian distribution.

Retrieve system data compactly with Neofetch

A disadvantage of the stylish display including the icon is that the text cannot be copied and pasted as plain text. This becomes easier if you hide the displayed icon of the Linux distribution.

In order to display the system properties in a simplified way, you have to add a parameter to the command. The following command displays the system properties without an icon.

neofetch --off

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