Meowfetch – A Fast and Customizable Linux System Information Tool

A Linux system information tool is an essential hack for Linux administration. Any system administrator or super user will appreciate the essence of having a tool that can easily print out system-related info like the Linux distribution being used, the system architecture, system uptime, and total memory to used memory ratio.

The printout of such system-critical information should be in an organized and user-friendly manner as it can help a system admin determine the perfect system requirement (hardware and software) for the presented Linux distribution either on a diagnostic or configuration level.

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This article will investigate the possibility of installing and using Meowfetch as an ideal fast and customizable Linux system information tool.

Meowfetch Features

The Meowfetch Linux-supported system information tool is associated with the following features:

  • Its User Interface is complemented with beautiful borders thanks to charmbracelet/lipgloss.
  • It’s easy to understand and use configuration draws its basis from toml.
  • The User Interface is further accompanied by a cute little cat to make it more appealing.
  • This Linux system information tool is fast and minimal.
  • Pride Mode Support.

Installing Meowfetch Linux System Information Tool

Before we proceed with the installation of Meowfetch on your Linux distribution, consider installing the following dependencies:

$ sudo apt install git coreutils golang   [On Debian, Ubuntu and Mint]
$ sudo yum install git coreutils golang   [On RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and Rocky Linux/AlmaLinux]
$ sudo pacman -S git coreutils golang     [On Arch Linux]

Once required dependencies are installed, retrieve the meowfetch git repository and install it as shown:

$ git clone https://github.com/Itsnexn/meowfetch.git
$ cd meowfetch
$ make
$ sudo make install 
$ meowfetch -h
$ meowfetch

Create a new config by keying in [y] and you should be presented with Meowfetch’s user manual.

Meowfetch Configuration
Meowfetch Configuration
Meowfetch - Linux System Information Tool
Meowfetch – Linux System Information Tool

You should be able to see your Linux system information (uptime, memory, and architecture) on the terminal window of the meowfetch tool.

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