Neofetch is an extremely simple shell script that is used to display your system's important information on the terminal.
Before running this script, you need to have it installed on your system.
Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Neofetch queries on Ubuntu Linux Systems.
In this context, we shall look into the installation method of this script today on a Ubuntu 20.04 system.
To install Neofetch on your Ubuntu 20.04 system, you will have to perform the following steps.
You need to update your Ubuntu 20.04 system's cache by executing the command shown below:
$ sudo apt update
Once your system's cache is fully updated, you can proceed with the installation of Neofetch on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.
To install Neofetch on your system, you simply have to execute the following command in your system's terminal:
$ sudo apt install neofetch
You can execute the Neofetch script after it has been successfully installed on your Ubuntu 20.04 system by executing the following command in your terminal:
This shell script upon execution will display all your system’s information such as OS, Host, Kernel, Memory, CPU, GPU, and so on. on the terminal.
If you want to remove the Neofetch shell script from your Ubuntu 20.04 system along with its configuration files, then you will have to execute the following command in your terminal:
$ sudo apt-get purge neofetch
You can also attempt to remove all the irrelevant packages and dependencies afterward to free up more space by executing the following command:
$ sudo apt-get autoremove
After executing this command, you will notice that the extra occupied space of your system is freeing up.
This article covers the installation method of the Neofetch shell script on a Ubuntu 20.04 system. After installing this script on your system, you can easily execute it to display your system's information on the terminal.
However, you can uninstall this script any time you want if you do not feel like using it anymore on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.
Neofetch is a command line system information tool which supports almost all operating systems.
It displays the system information in the terminal along side the operating system's logo.
To Install Neofetch in Ubuntu / Linux:
Execute the commands:
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install neofetch