How To Install Neofetch on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Neofetch on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Neofetch on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Neofetch is an extremely simple shell script that is used to display your system’s important information on the terminal. Neofetch is mainly developed to be used in screenshots of your system. It currently supports 150+ operating systems including Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, iOS, and Windows.

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 through the step-by-step installation of Neofetch on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Neofetch on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install Neofetch via the Ubuntu repository.

Neofetch is available on the Ubuntu default repository. Now run the following commands to install it:

sudo apt install neofetch
  • Install Neofetch via Github.

In case you want to use the latest of Neofetch in Ubuntu or other distribution, you can compile it from the source:

git clone
cd neofetch
make install

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:



Install Neofetch on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Neofetch. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Neofetch on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Neofetch website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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