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.
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.
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.
|Displays system information in a graphical format.|
|Displays the help menu with a list of available options.|
|Displays the version of Neofetch installed on your system.|
|Opens the configuration file in the default editor.|
|Disables the display of the title bar.|
|Disables the display of the ASCII art logo.|
|Disables the first line of information.|
|Disables the second line of information.|
|Displays a color block next to the system information.|
|Disables bold text in the output.|
|Sets the number of columns to display the system information.|
|Sets the backend used to retrieve system information.|
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.