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Title : Screenfetch installation tutorial
Author : Remy van Elst
Date : 09-03-2013
URL : https://raymii.org/s/tutorials/Screenfetch_installation_tutorial.html
Format : Markdown/HTML
This tutorial will show you how to install screenfetch, a bash information tool.
It displays handy system information at login, including distro name, kernel,
uptime, cpu, ram and nice distro-based artwork. The tutorial includes support
for bash and zsh, for every supported linux OS (ubuntu, centos, arch, redhat,
solusOS, linux mint and more.)
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### What is screenfetch?
screenFetch is a "Bash Screenshot Information Tool". This handy Bash script can be used to generate one of those nifty term
inal theme information + ASCII distribution logos you see in everyone's screenshots nowadays. It will auto-detect your distribu
tion and display an ASCII version of that distribution's logo and some valuable information to the right. There are options to
specify no ascii art, colors, taking a screenshot upon displaying info, and even customizing the screenshot command! This scrip
t is very easy to add to and can easily be extended.
### How does it look?
Here are two images from my VPS servers, for root, a normal user, both in `zsh`
Make sure git is installed!
Clone the repo:
git clone git://github.com/KittyKatt/screenFetch.git screenfetch
Install the script:
sudo cp screenfetch/screenfetch-dev /usr/bin/screenfetch
sudo chmod 755 /usr/bin/screenfetch
If it works, add it to your shell:
Edit either `~/.bashrc` or `~/.zshrc`, depends on which shell you use and add
the following at the bottom:
if [ -f /usr/bin/screenfetch ]; then screenfetch; fi
Now logout and log back in, you will have a beautiful welcoming information
[Screenfetch is over at Github]
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