Shell system-information

Open-source Shell projects categorized as system-information

Top 6 Shell system-information Projects

  • pfetch

    🐧 A pretty system information tool written in POSIX sh.

    Project mention: Pure Bash Bible | | 2023-08-08

    > does NetBSD sh or FreeBSD sh have them.

    Yes and yes. My FreeBSD machine has not even been updated in 5 years, if that helps.

    > What's the point of "pure sh" if it's restricted to specific versions of shells.

    The aforementioned features have been implemented for a very long time. The issues with old versions of dash I mentioned were crashes for very simple things, which is simply a bug rather than some fancy new-fangled feature that was yet to be implemented. Plus, the bible specifically listed workarounds for them.

    dylanaraps has quite a prolific collection of shell programs, and they run on a variety of operating systems. Most notably, pfetch[1] runs on Linux, Android, NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Minix, Haiku, macOS, Solaris and IRIX. I assure you that he is fully aware of the importance of compatibility.

    His pure Bash bible even has very thorough warnings for Bash versions required, since macOS uses Bash 3.2 (released in 2006) due to licensing reasons.


  • NerdFetch

    A POSIX *nix fetch script using Nerdfonts

    Project mention: Since Neofetch is no longer maintained, what are some good alternatives? | /r/linuxmasterrace | 2023-01-06

    There's also nerdfetch

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  • sysfetch

    A super tiny system information fetch script written in BASH

    Project mention: Curious, how long did it take you to learn bash? | /r/bash | 2023-04-17

    My first GitHub commit ever and first time writing a BASH script – Nov 19, 2021:

  • cfg2html

    cfg2html is a UNIX shell script similar to supportinfo, getsysinfo or get_config, except that it creates a HTML (and plain ASCII) system documentation for HP-UX, SCO-UNIX, AIX, Sun OS and Linux systems. Plug-ins for SAP, Oracle, Informix, Serviceguard, Fiber Channel/SAN, TIP/ix, OpenText (IXOS/LEA), SN Mass Storage like MAS, EMC, EVA, XPs, Network Node Manager and DataProtector etc. are included. The first versions of cfg2html were written for HP-UX. Meanwhile the cfg2html HP-UX stream was porte

    Project mention: Swizzin backup? | /r/seedboxes | 2023-02-08

    I'm going to test this tool to see if it's a good replacement.

  • disfetch

    Yet another *nix distro fetching program, but less complex.

  • hfetch

    System info tool

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-08-08.

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Project Stars
1 pfetch 1,912
2 NerdFetch 326
3 sysfetch 207
4 cfg2html 148
5 disfetch 56
6 hfetch 2
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