inxi seem to be quite useful integral script to get various Linux system information.
# inxi -V
inxi 2.2.21-00 (2015-05-13)
Program Location: /usr/local/sbin
IRC: irc.oftc.net channel: #smxi
inxi - the universal, portable, system information tool for console and irc.
This program started life as a fork of Infobash 3.02:
Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Michiel de Boer a.k.a. locsmif.
Subsequent changes and modifications (after Infobash 3.02):
Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Harald Hope, Scott Rogers, aka h2 &trash80.
inxi supports the following options. You can combine them, or list them one
by one. Examples: inxi -v4 -c6 OR inxi -bDc 6. If you start inxi with no
arguments, it will show the short form.
The following options if used without -F, -b, or -v will show just option
line(s): A, C, D, G, I, M, N, P, R, S, f, i, m, n, o, p, l, u, r, s, t - you
can use these alone or together to show just the line(s) you want to see. If
you use them with -v [level], -b or -F, it will show the full output for that
line along with the output for the chosen verbosity level.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Output Control Options:
-A Audio/sound card information.
-b Basic output, short form. Like inxi -v 2, only minus hard disk names.
-c Color schemes. Scheme number is required. Color selectors run a color
selector option prior to inxi starting which lets you set the config
file value for the selection.
Supported color schemes: 0-32 Example: inxi -c 11
Color selectors for each type display (NOTE: irc and global only show
safe color set):
94 Console, out of X
95 Terminal, running in X - like xTerm
96 Gui IRC, running in X - like Xchat, Quassel, Konversation etc.
97 Console IRC running in X - like irssi in xTerm
98 Console IRC not in X
99 Global - Overrides/removes all settings. Setting specific removes
-C CPU output, including per CPU clockspeed and max CPU speed (if
-d Optical drive data. Same as -Dd. See also -x and -xx.
-D Full hard Disk info, not only model, ie: /dev/sda ST380817AS 80.0GB.
See also -x and -xx. Disk total used percentage includes swap partition
-f All cpu flags, triggers -C. Not shown with -F to avoid spamming. ARM
cpus show 'features'.
-F Full output for inxi. Includes all Upper Case line letters, plus -s and
-n. Does not show extra verbose options like -d -f -l -m -o -p -r -t -u
-G Graphic card information (card, display server type/version,
resolution, glx renderer, version).
-i Wan IP address, and shows local interfaces (requires ifconfig network
tool). Same as -Nni. Not shown with -F for user security reasons, you
shouldn't paste your local/wan IP.
-I Information: processes, uptime, memory, irc client (or shell type),
-l Partition labels. Default: short partition -P. For full -p output, use:
-pl (or -plu).
-m Memory (RAM) data. Physical system memory array(s), capacity, how many
devices (slots) supported, and individual memory devices (sticks of
memory etc). For devices, shows device locator, size, speed, type
(like: DDR3). Also see -x, -xx, -xxx
-M Machine data. Motherboard, Bios, and if present, System Builder (Like
Lenovo). Older systems/kernels without the required /sys data can use
dmidecode instead, run as root. Dmidecode can be forced with -! 33
-n Advanced Network card information. Same as -Nn. Shows interface, speed,
mac id, state, etc.
-N Network card information. With -x, shows PCI BusID, Port number.
-o Unmounted partition information (includes UUID and LABEL if available).
Shows file system type if you have file installed, if you are root OR
if you have added to /etc/sudoers (sudo v. 1.7 or newer)
Example: ALL = NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/file
-p Full partition information (-P plus all other detected partitions).
-P Basic partition information (shows what -v 4 would show, but without
extra data). Shows, if detected: / /boot /home /tmp /usr /var. Use -p
to see all mounted partitions.
-r Distro repository data. Supported repo types: APT; PACMAN; PISI;
PORTAGE; PORTS (BSDs); SLACKPKG; URPMQ; YUM; ZYPP.
-R RAID data. Shows RAID devices, states, levels, and components, and
extra data with -x/-xx. md-raid: If device is resyncing, shows resync
progress line as well.
-s Sensors output (if sensors installed/configured): mobo/cpu/gpu temp;
detected fan speeds. Gpu temp only for Fglrx/Nvidia drivers. Nvidia
shows screen number for > 1 screens.
-S System information: host name, kernel, desktop environment (if in X),
-t Processes. Requires extra options: c (cpu) m (memory) cm (cpu+memory).
If followed by numbers 1-20, shows that number of processes for each
type (default: 5; if in irc, max: 5): -t cm10
Make sure to have no space between letters and numbers (-t cm10 -
right, -t cm 10 - wrong).
-u Partition UUIDs. Default: short partition -P. For full -p output, use:
-pu (or -plu).
-v Script verbosity levels. Verbosity level number is required. Should not
be used with -b or -F
Supported levels: 0-7 Example: inxi -v 4
0 Short output, same as: inxi
1 Basic verbose, -S + basic CPU + -G + basic Disk + -I.
2 Networking card (-N), Machine (-M) data, shows basic hard disk
data (names only), and, if present, basic raid (devices only, and
if inactive, notes that). similar to: inxi -b
3 Advanced CPU (-C), network (-n) data, and switches on -x advanced
4 Partition size/filled data (-P) for (if present): /, /home,
/var/, /boot. Shows full disk data (-D).
5 Audio card (-A); sensors (-s), memory/ram (-m), partition
label (-l) and UUID (-u), short form of optical drives, standard
raid data (-R).
6 Full partition (-p), unmounted partition (-o), optical drive
(-d), full raid; triggers -xx.
7 Network IP data (-i); triggers -xxx.
-w Local weather data/time. To check an alternate location, see:
-W . For extra weather data options see -x, -xx, and -xxx.
-W Supported options for : postal code; city,
state/country; latitude/longitude. Only use if you want the weather
somewhere other than the machine running inxi. Use only ascii
characters, replace spaces in city/state/country names with '+'.
Example: inxi -W new+york,ny
-x Adds the following extra data (only works with verbose or line output,
not short form):
-C CPU Flags, Bogomips on Cpu;
-d Extra optical drive data; adds rev version to optical drive.
-D Hdd temp with disk data if you have hddtemp installed, if you are
root OR if you have added to /etc/sudoers (sudo v. 1.7 or newer)
Example: ALL = NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/hddtemp
-G Direct rendering status for Graphics (in X).
-G (for single gpu, nvidia driver) screen number gpu is running on.
-i IPv6 as well for LAN interface (IF) devices.
-I System GCC, default. With -xx, also show other installed GCC
versions. If running in console, not in IRC client, shows shell
version number, if detected. Init/RC Type and runlevel (if
-m Part number; Max memory module size (if available).
-N -A Version/port(s)/driver version (if available) for Network/Audio;
-N -A -G Network, audio, graphics, shows PCI Bus ID/Usb ID number of card.
-R md-raid: Shows component raid id. Adds second RAID Info line:
raid level; report on drives (like 5/5); blocks; chunk size;
bitmap (if present). Resync line, shows blocks synced/total
blocks. zfs-raid: Shows raid array full size; available size;
portion allocated to RAID
-S Desktop toolkit if avaliable (GNOME/XFCE/KDE only); Kernel gcc
-t Memory use output to cpu (-xt c), and cpu use to memory (-xt m).
-w -W Wind speed and time zone (-w only).
-xx Show extra, extra data (only works with verbose or line output, not
-A Chip vendor:product ID for each audio device.
-C Minimum CPU speed, if available.
-D Disk serial number.
-G Chip vendor:product ID for each video card.
-I Other detected installed gcc versions (if present). System
default runlevel. Adds parent program (or tty) for shell info if
not in IRC (like Konsole or Gterm). Adds Init/RC (if found)
-m Manufacturer, Serial Number, single/double bank (if found).
-M Chassis information, bios rom size (dmidecode only), if data for
either is available.
-N Chip vendor:product ID for each nic.
-R md-raid: Superblock (if present); algorythm, U data. Adds system
info line (kernel support,read ahead, raid events). If present,
adds unused device line. Resync line, shows progress bar.
-S Display manager (dm) in desktop output, if in X (like kdm, gdm3,
-w -W Humidity, barometric pressure.
-@ 11-14 Automatically uploads debugger data tar.gz file to
ftp.techpatterns.com. EG: inxi -xx@14
-xxx Show extra, extra, extra data (only works with verbose or line output,
not short form):
-m Width of memory bus, data and total (if present and greater than
data); Detail, if present, for Type; module voltage, if
-S Panel/shell information in desktop output, if in X (like
gnome-shell, cinnamon, mate-panel).
-w -W Location (uses -z/irc filter), weather observation time, wind
chill, heat index, dew point (shows extra lines for data where
-y Required extra option: integer, 80 or greater. Set the output line
width max. Overrides IRC/Terminal settings or actual widths. If used
with -h, put -y option first. Example: inxi -y 130
-z Security filters for IP/Mac addresses, location, user home directory
name. Default on for irc clients.
-Z Absolute override for output filters. Useful for debugging networking
issues in irc for example.
-h --help This help menu.
-H This help menu, plus developer options. Do not use dev options
in normal operation!
--recommends Checks inxi application dependencies + recommends, and
directories, then shows what package(s) you need to install to
add support for that feature.
-U Auto-update script. Will also install/update man page. Note: if
you installed as root, you must be root to update, otherwise
user is fine. Man page installs require root user mode.
-V --version inxi version information. Prints information then exits.
-% Overrides defective or corrupted data.
-@ Triggers debugger output. Requires debugging level 1-14 (8-10 - logging
of data). Less than 8 just triggers inxi debugger output on screen.
1-7 On screen debugger output
8 Basic logging
9 Full file/sys info logging
10 Color logging.
The following create a tar.gz file of system data, plus collecting the
inxi output to file. To automatically upload debugger data tar.gz file
to ftp.techpatterns.com: inxi -xx@ <11-14>
For alternate ftp upload locations:
Example: inxi -! ftp.yourserver.com/incoming -xx@ 14
11 With data file of xiin read of /sys.
12 With xorg conf and log data, xrandr, xprop, xdpyinfo, glxinfo etc.
13 With data from dev, disks, partitions, etc., plus xiin data file.
14 Everything, full data collection.
-! 31 Turns off hostname in output. Useful if showing output from servers etc.
-! 32 Turns on hostname in output. Overrides global B_SHOW_HOST='false'
-! 33 Forces use of dmidecode data instead of /sys where relevant (-M).