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       inxi  - Command line system information script for console and IRC


       inxi  - Single line, short form. Very basic output.

       inxi [-AbCdDfFGhHiIlMnNopPrRsSuw] [-c NUMBER] [-v NUMBER]

       inxi [-t (c or m or cm or mc NUMBER)] [-x -OPTION(s)] [-xx -OPTION(s)] [-xxx -OPTION(s)]

       inxi [--help] [--recommends] [--version] [-@ NUMBER]


       inxi is a command line system information script built for for console and IRC. It is also
       used for forum technical support, as a debugging tool, to quickly  ascertain  user  system
       configuration  and  hardware.  inxi  shows  system  hardware, CPU, drivers, Xorg, Desktop,
       Kernel, GCC version(s),  Processes,  RAM  usage,  and  a  wide  variety  of  other  useful

       inxi  output  varies  between  CLI  and  IRC,  with some default filters and color options
       applied to IRC use. Script colors can be turned off if desired with -c 0, or changed using
       the -c color options listed in the OPTIONS section below.


       In  order  to  maintain  basic privacy and security, inxi filters out automatically on IRC
       things like your network card mac address, WAN and LAN IP, your /home  username  directory
       in partitions, and a few other things.

       Because inxi is often used on forums for support, you can also trigger this filtering with
       the -z option (-Fz, for example). To override the IRC filter, you can use the  -Z  option.
       This  can  be  useful  to  debug  network  connection issues online in a private chat, for


       Options can be combined if they do not conflict. Either  group  the  letters  together  or
       separate them.

       Letters with numbers can have no gap or a gap at your discretion unless using  -t.

       For example: inxi -AG or inxi -A -G or inxi -c10


       -A     Show Audio/sound card information.

       -b     Shows basic output, short form (previously -d). Same as: inxi -v 2

       -c [0-32]
              Available color schemes. Scheme number is required.

              Supported color schemes: 0-32

       -c [94-99]
              Color  selectors run a color selector option  prior to inxi starting which lets you
              set the config file value for the selection.

              Color selectors for each type display.

              (NOTE: irc and global only show safe color set):

       -c 94  - Console, out of X.

       -c 95  - Terminal, running in X - like xTerm.

       -c 96  - Gui IRC, running in X - like Xchat, Quassel, Konversation etc.

       -c 97  - Console IRC running in X - like irssi in xTerm.

       -c 98  - Console IRC not in  X.

       -c 99  - Global - Overrides/removes all settings.

              Setting specific color type removes the global color selection.

       -C     Show full CPU output, including per CPU clockspeed if available.

       -d     Shows optical drive data. Same as -Dd. With -x, adds features line to output.   -xx
              adds a few more features.

       -D     Show full hard Disk info, not only model, ie: /dev/sda ST380817AS 80.0GB.

       -f     Show  all  cpu  flags  used,  not  just  the short list. Not shown with -F to avoid
              spamming. ARM cpus: show features items.

       -F     Show Full output for inxi. Includes all Upper Case line letters, plus  -s  and  -n.
              Does  not show extra verbose options like -x -d -f -u -l -o -p -t -r unless you use
              that argument.

       -G     Show Graphic card information (card, x type, resolution, glx renderer, version).

       -h     This help menu.

       --help Same as -h

       -H     This help menu, plus developer options. Do not use dev options in normal operation!

       -i     Show 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     Show Information: processes, uptime, memory, irc client (or shell type  if  run  in
              shell, not irc), inxi version.

       -l     Show  partition  labels.  Default: short partition -P. For full -p output, use: -pl
              (or -plu).

       -M     Show 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. If using dmidecode, may also show bios revision as well as version.

       -n     Show Advanced Network card information. Same as -Nn. Shows  interface,  speed,  mac
              id, state, etc.

       -N     Show Network card information. With -x, shows PCI BusID, Port number.

       -o     Show 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):

              <username> ALL = NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/file (sample)

              Does  not  show  components  (partitions  that create the md raid array) of md-raid

       -p     Show full partition information (-P plus all other detected partitions).

       -P     Show 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

       -r     Show distro repository data. Currently supported repo types: APT (Debian, Ubuntu  +
              derived versions)

              PACMAN (Arch Linux + derived versions)

              PISI (Pardus + derived versions)

              URPMQ (Mandriva, Mageia + derived versions)

              YUM. (Fedora, Redhat, maybe Suse + derived versions)

              (as  distro  data is collected more will be added. If your's is missing please show
              us how to get this information and we'll try to add it.)

       -R     Show 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

              Checks inxi application dependencies + recommends, and directories, then shows what
              package(s) you need to install to add support for that feature.

       -s     Show  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     Show  System information: host name, kernel, desktop environment (if in X), distro.
              With -xx show dm - or startx - (only shows if present and running if out of X), and
              if in X, with -xxx show more desktop info, like shell/panel etc.

       -t [c or m or cm or mc NUMBER]
              Show  processes.  If  followed  by numbers 1-20, shows that number of processes for
              each type (default: 5; if in irc, max: 5)

              Make sure to have no space between letters and numbers (-t cm10 - right, -t cm 10 -

       -t c   - cpu only. With -x, shows also memory for that process on same line.

       -t m   - memory only. With -x, shows also cpu for that process on same line.

       -t cm  - cpu+memory. With -x, shows also cpu or memory for that process on same line.

       -u     Show partition UUIDs. Default: short partition -P. For full -p output, use: -pu (or

       -U     Note - Maintainer may have disabled this function.  If inxi -h has no listing for U
              then its disabled.  Auto-update script. Note: if you installed as root, you must be
              root to update, otherwise user is fine. Also installs /updates this  Man  Page  to:
              /usr/share/man/man8 This requires that you be root to write to that directory.

       -V     inxi version information. Prints information then exits.

              same as -V

       -v     Script  verbosity  levels.  Verbosity  level number is required. Should not be used
              with -b or -F.

              Supported levels: 0-7 Examples : inxi -v 4  or  inxi -v4

       -v 0   - Short output, same as: inxi

       -v 1   - Basic verbose, -S + basic CPU + -G + basic Disk + -I.

       -v 2   - Adds networking card (-N), Machine (-M) data, and  shows  basic  hard  disk  data
              (names only). Same as: inxi -b

       -v 3   - Adds advanced CPU (-C); network (-n) data; triggers -x advanced data option.

       -v 4   -  Adds  partition  size/filled  data  (-P) for (if present):/, /home, /var/, /boot
              Shows full disk data (-D)

       -v 5   - Adds audio card (-A); sensors (-s), partition label (-l)  and  UUID  (-u),  short
              form of optical drives.

       -v 6   -  Adds full partition data (-p), unmounted partition data (-o), optical drive data
              (-d); triggers -xx extra data option.

       -v 7   - Adds network IP data (-i); triggers -xxx

       -w     Adds weather line. Note, this depends on an unreliable api so it may not always  be
              working  in  the  future.   To  get  weather  for  an  alternate  location,  use -W
              <location_string>. See also -x, -xx, -xxx option.  Please note, your distribution's
              maintainer  may  chose  to  disable this feature, so if -w or -W don't work, that's

       -W <location_string>
              Get weather/time for an alternate location.  Accepts  postal/zip  code,  city,state
              pair,  or  latitude,longitude.   Note:  city/country/state  names  must not contain
              spaces. Replace spaces with '+' sign. No spaces around , (comma).  Use  only  ascii
              letters  in city/state/country names, sorry.  Examples: -W 95623 OR -W Boston,MA OR
              -W45.5234,-122.6762 OR -W new+york,ny OR -W bodo,norway.

       -z     Adds security filters for IP addresses, Mac, location (-w), and user home directory
              name. Default on for irc clients.

       -Z     Absolute override for output filters. Useful for debugging networking issues in irc
              for example.


       These options are for long form only, and can be triggered by one or more  -x,  like  -xx.
       Alternately,  the  -v  options  trigger them in the following way: -v 3 adds -x; -v 6 adds
       -xx; -v 7 adds -xxx

       These extra data triggers can be useful for getting more in-depth data on various options.
       Can be added to any long form option list, like: -bxx or -Sxxx

       There are 3 extra data levels: -x; -xx; and -xxx

       The following shows which lines / items get extra information with each extra data level.

       -x -A  - Adds version/port(s)/driver version (if available) for each Audio device.

       -x -A  - Shows PCI Bus ID/Usb ID number of each Audio device.

       -x -C  - bogomips on CPU (if available).

       -x -d  - Adds items to features line of optical drive; adds rev version to optical drive.

       -x -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):

              <username> ALL = NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/hddtemp (sample)

       -x -G  - Direct rendering status for Graphics (in X).

       -x -G  - (for single gpu, nvidia driver) screen number gpu is running on.

       -x -G  - Shows PCI Bus ID/Usb ID number of each Graphics card.

       -x -i  - Show IPv6 as well for LAN interface (IF) devices.

       -x -I  - Show system GCC, default. With -xx, also show other installed GCC versions.

       -x -I  - If in shell (not  in  IRC  client,  that  is),  show  shell  version  number  (if

       -x -N  - Adds version/port(s)/driver version (if available) for each Network card;

       -x -N  - Shows PCI Bus ID/Usb ID number of each Network card.

       -x -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 (ie, not available as storage)."

       -x -S  - Desktop toolkit if available (GNOME/XFCE/KDE only); Kernel gcc version.

       -x -t  - Adds memory use output to cpu (-xt c), and cpu use to memory (-xt m).

       -x -w / -W
              - Adds wind speed and time zone (-w only), and makes output go to two lines.

       -xx -A - Adds vendor:product ID of each Audio device.

       -xx -D - Adds disk serial number.

       -xx -G - Adds vendor:product ID of each Graphics card.

       -xx -I - Adds other detected installed gcc versions to primary gcc output (if present).

       -xx -I - Adds parent program (or tty) that started shell, if  not  IRC  client,  to  shell

       -xx -M -  Adds chassis information, if any data for that is available. Also shows BIOS rom
              size if using dmidecode.

       -xx -N - Adds vendor:product ID of each Network card.

       -xx -R - md-raid: Adds superblock (if present); algorythm, U data. Adds system  info  line
              (kernel support, read ahead, raid events). Adds if present, unused device line.  If
              device is resyncing, shows resync progress line as well.

       -xx -S - Adds, if run in X, display manager type to Desktop information,  if  present.  If
              none,  shows  N/A.  Supports most known display managers, like xdm, gdm, kdm, slim,
              lightdm, or mdm.

       -xx -w / -W
              - Adds humidity and barometric pressure.

       -xx -@ <11-14>
              - Automatically uploads debugger data tar.gz file to

       -xxx -S
              - Adds, if run in X, shell/panel type info to Desktop information, if  present.  If
              none,  shows  nothing.   Supports  some  current  desktop  extras like gnome-panel,
              lxde-panel, and others. Added mainly for Mint support.

       -xxx -w / -W
              - Adds location (city state country), weather observation time, altitude of system.
              If wind chill, heat index, or dew point are available, shows that data as well.


       -! 31  Turns  off  hostname  in  System  line.  Useful, with -z, for anonymizing your inxi
              output for posting on forums or IRC.

       -! 32  Turns on hostname in System line.  Overrides  inxi  config  file  value  (if  set):


       -%     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. Check  /home/yourname/.inxi/inxi*.log

       -@ 9   - Full file/sys info logging.

       -@ 10  - Color logging.

       -@ <11-14>
              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
              inxi -xx@ <11-14> For alternate ftp upload locations: Example:

              inxi -! -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.


       BitchX, Gaim/Pidgin, ircII, Irssi, Konversation, Kopete, KSirc, KVIrc, Weechat, and Xchat.
       Plus any others that are capable of displaying either built in or external script output.


       To  trigger  inxi  output  in  your  IRC client, pick the appropriate method from the list

       Xchat, irssi (and many other IRC clients)
              /exec -o inxi [options]

              If you leave off the -o, only you will see the output on your local IRC client.

              /cmd inxi [options]

              To run inxi in konversation as a native script if your distribution or inxi package
              did not do this for you, create this symbolic link:

              ln -s /usr/local/bin/inxi /usr/share/kde4/apps/konversation/scripts/inxi

              If  inxi  is  somewhere  else,  change  the  path  /usr/local/bin to wherever it is

              Then you can start inxi directly, like this:

              /inxi [options]

              /shell -o inxi [options]

              Before WeeChat can run  external  scripts  like  inxi,  you  need  to  install  the
              weechat-plugins  package.  This is automatically installed for Debian users.  Next,
              if you don't already have it, you need to  install,  which  is  a  python

              In     a     web     browser,     Click     on     the    download    button    at:

              Make the script executable by

              chmod +x

              Move it to your home folder:  /.weechat/python/autoload/  then  logout,  and  start
              WeeChat with


              Top  of  screen  should  say  what  pythons scripts have loaded, and should include
              shell. Then to run inxi, you would enter a command like this:

              /shell -o inxi -bx

              If you leave off the -o, only you will  see  the  output  on  your  local  weechat.
              WeeChat users may also like to check out the


       inxi will read the following configuration/initialization files in the following order:



       See wiki pages for more information on how to set these up:


       Please report bugs using the following resources.

       You may be asked to run the inxi debugger tool which will upload a data dump of all system
       files for use in debugging inxi. These data dumps are very important since they provide us
       with all the real system data inxi uses to parse out its report.

       inxi main website/svn/wiki, file an issue report:

       post on inxi developer forums:

       You can also visit
     channel: #smxi to post issues.



       inxi is is a fork of locsmif's largely unmaintained yet very clever, infobash script.

       Original  infobash  author  and copyright holder: Copyright (C) 2005-2007  Michiel de Boer
       a.k.a. locsmif

       inxi version: Copyright (C) 2008-13 Scott Rogers & Harald Hope

       Further fixes (listed as known): Horst Tritremmel <hjt at>

       Steven Barrett (aka: damentz) - usb audio patch; swap percent used patch.   Jarett.Stevens
       - dmidecode -M patch for older systems with no /sys

       And  a  special thanks to the nice people at channels #linux-smokers-club and
       #smxi, who  all really have to be considered to be co-developers because of their non-stop
       enthusiasm and willingness to provide real time testing and debugging of inxi development.

       Without  a  wide  range  of diverse Linux kernel based Free Desktop systems to test on, we
       could never have gotten inxi to be as reliable and solid as it's turning out to be.

       And of course, big thanks locsmif, who figured out a lot of the core methods,  logic,  and
       tricks used in inxi.

       Further  thanks  to  the  various  inxi  package maintainers, distro support people, forum
       moderators, and others, who contribute ideas, suggestions, and patches.

       This Man page was originally created by Gordon Spencer (aka aus9)  and  is  maintained  by
       Harald Hope (aka h2 or TechAdmin).