How To Install Neofetch on Linux Mint 21

Install Neofetch on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Neofetch on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, Neofetch is a command-line interface tool that retrieves information about your system and displays it in a graphical format. It is written in Bash and uses various libraries to gather system information. Neofetch can display information about the operating system, kernel version, uptime, CPU, memory usage, and other hardware and software details.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Neofetch on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Neofetch.
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Neofetch on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2

Step 2. Installing Neofetch on Linux Mint 21.

By default, Neofetch is available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the stable version of Neofetch to your Linux Mint system:

sudo apt install neofetch

Step 3. Accessing Neofetch on Linux Mint.

Once we finish with the installation, we will find Neofetch in the Mint menu, in the Programming section or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:


After running this command, you will see a colorful and detailed display of your system information, including the logo or ASCII art image that corresponds to your Linux Mint distribution.

Install Neofetch on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

In addition to displaying system information, Neofetch has several command-line options that allow users to customize the output and behavior of the tool. In this section, we will discuss some of the most useful Neofetch commands and their corresponding functions.

neofetchDisplays system information in a graphical format.neofetch
neofetch --helpDisplays the help menu with a list of available options.neofetch --help
neofetch --versionDisplays the version of Neofetch installed on your system.neofetch --version
neofetch --configOpens the configuration file in the default editor.neofetch --config
neofetch --disable titleDisables the display of the title bar.neofetch --disable title
neofetch --disable asciiDisables the display of the ASCII art logo.neofetch --disable ascii
neofetch --off1Disables the first line of information.neofetch --off1
neofetch --off2Disables the second line of information.neofetch --off2
neofetch --color_blocksDisplays a color block next to the system information.neofetch --color_blocks
neofetch --bold offDisables bold text in the output.neofetch --bold off
neofetch --cols [number]Sets the number of columns to display the system information.neofetch --cols 3
neofetch --backend [backend]Sets the backend used to retrieve system information.neofetch --backend curl

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Neofetch. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Neofetch on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Neofetch website.

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