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       inxi  - Command line system information script for console and IRC


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

       inxi [-AbCdDfFGhHiIlmMnNopPrRsSuw] [-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
       information.  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

       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 example.


       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

       -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

              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 and  CPU  max
              speed  (if available). If max speed data present, shows (max) in
              short output formats (inxi, inxi -b) if CPU actual speed matches
              CPU max speed. If CPU max speed does not match CPU actual speed,
              shows both actual and max speed information. See -x and -xx  for
              more options.

       -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.  Shows  disk  space total + used percentage.
              The  disk  used  percentage  includes   space   used   by   swap
              partition(s),  since those are not usable for data storage. Note
              that with RAID disks, the percentage will  be  wrong  since  the
              total  is computed from the disk sizes, but the used is computed
              from mounted partition used percentages. This small  defect  may
              get  corrected in the future. Also, unmounted partitions are not
              counted in disk use percentages since inxi has no access to that

       -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 -d -f
              -l -m -o -p -r -t -u -x unless you use those  arguments  in  the
              command, like: inxi -Frmxx

       -G     Show  Graphic  card information. Card(s), Display Server (vendor
              and version number), for example: Display  Server:  Xorg  1.15.1
              ,screen  resolution(s),  glx  renderer,  version). At some point
              Wayland and other display servers may be added once enough  data
              has been collected.

       -h     The  help  menu.  Features  dynamic  sizing to fit into terminal
              window.  Set  script  global  COLS_MAX_CONSOLE  if  you  want  a
              different  default  value,  or  use  -y  <width>  to temporarily
              override the defaults or actual window width.

       --help Same as -h

       -H     The 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.  See -x  and
              -xx for extra information (init type/version, runlevel).

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

       -m     Memory (RAM) data. Does not show with  -b or  -F unless you  use
              -m  explicitly.  Ordered  by system board physical system memory
              array(s)  (Array-[number]  capacity:),  and  individual   memory
              devices  (Device-[number]).  Physical memory array(s) data shows
              array capacity, and  number  of  devices  supported,  and  Error
              Correction  information.  Devices  shows  locator  data  (highly
              variable in syntax), size, speed, type (eg: type: DDR3).

              Note that -m uses dmidecode, which must be run as root (or start
              inxi  with  sudo),  unless  you figure out how to set up sudo to
              permit dmidecode to read /dev/mem as user. Note that speed  will
              not show if No Module Installed is found in size. This will also
              turn off Bus Width data output if it is null.

              Because dmidecode data is extremely unreliable, inxi will try to
              make best guesses. If you see (check) after capacity number, you
              should check it for sure with specifications. (est) is  slightly
              more   reliable,   but   you   should   still   check  the  real
              specifications before buying ram. Unfortunately there is nothing
              inxi  can  do  to  get truly reliable data about the system ram,
              maybe one day the kernel devs will put this data into /sys,  and
              make  it  real data, taken from the actual system, not dmi data.
              For most people, the data  will  be  right,  but  a  significant
              percentage  of  users  will have either wron max module size, if
              present, or max capacity.

       -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.
              -! 33 can force use of dmidecode data instead of /sys.

       -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

       -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 arrays.

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

       -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 partitions.

       -r     Show distro repository data. Currently supported repo types:

              APT (Debian, Ubuntu + derived versions)

              PACMAN (Arch Linux + derived versions)

              PISI (Pardus + derived versions)

              PORTAGE (Gentoo, Sabayon + derived versions)

              PORTS (OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD + derived OS types)

              SLACKPKG (Slackware + derived versions)

              URPMQ (Mandriva, Mageia + derived versions)

              YUM/ZYPP (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 well.

              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

       -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 - wrong).

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

       -t m   - memory only. With -x, shows also cpu for that process on  same
              line.  If  the  i-I  line  is  not triggered, will also show the
              system used/total ram information in the first  Memory  line  of

       -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 -plu).

       -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 (cores, model, clock speed, and
              max speed, if available) + -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); memory/ram (-m);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.

       -y <integer >= 80>
              This  is  an  absolute width override which sets the output line
              width max. Overrides COLS_MAX_IRC / COLS_MAX_CONSOLE globals, or
              the  actual widths of the terminal. If used with -h or -c 94-99,
              put -y option first or the override will be ignored.  Cannot  be
              used   with  --help/--version/--recommends  type  long  options.
              Example: inxi -y 130 -Fxx

       -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); CPU Flags (short list).

       -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

              <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

       -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 current init system (and init  rc  in  some  cases,  like
              OpenRC).  With  -xx, shows init/rc version number, if available.
              -x -I - Show system GCC, default.  With  -xx,  also  show  other
              installed GCC versions.

       -x -I  - Show current runlevel (not available with all init systems).

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

       -x -m  - Shows memory device Part Number (part:). Useful to  order  new
              or  replacement  memory  sticks  etc.  Usually  part numbers are
              unique, particularly if you use the word memory in the search as
              well. With -xx, shows Serial Number and Manufactorer as well.

       -x -m  -  If  present,  shows  maximum memory module/device size in the
              Array line. Only some systems will have this data available.

       -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

              - 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

       -x -t  - Adds memory use output to cpu (-xt c), and cpu use  to  memory
              (-xt  m). For -xt c will also show system Used/Total ram data if
              -t m (memory) is not used AND -I is not triggered.

       -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 -C - Shows Minimum CPU speed (if available).

       -xx -D - Adds disk serial number.

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

       -xx -I - Show init type version number (and rc if present).

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

       -xx -I -  Show,  if  detected,  system   default   runlevel.   Supports
              Systemd/Upstart/Sysvinit   type  defaults.  Note  that  not  all
              systemd systems have the default value set,  in  that  case,  if
              present, it will use the data from /etc/inittab.

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

       -xx -m - Shows memory device Manufacturer and Serial Number.

       -xx -m - Single/double bank memory, if data is found.  Note,  this  may
              not  be 100% right all of the time since it depends on the order
              that data is found in dmidecode output for type 6 and type 17.

       -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

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

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

       -xxx -m
              - Memory bus width: primary bus width,  and  if  present,  total
              width. eg: bus width: 64 bit (total: 72 bits). Note that total /
              data widths are mixed up sometimes in dmidecode output, so  inxi
              will  take  the  larger  value  as total if present. If no total
              width data is found, then inxi will not show that item.

       -xxx -m
              - Adds device Type Detail, eg: DDR3 (Synchronous).

       -xxx -m
              - If present, will add memory module voltage. Only some  systems
              will have this data available.

       -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): B_SHOW_HOST='false'.

       -! 33  Force use of dmidecode. This will override  /sys  data  in  some
              lines, like -M.


       -%     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

       -@ 13  - With data from dev, disks, partitions, etc.,  plus  xiin  data

       -@ 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 below:

       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

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

              Then you can start inxi directly, like this:

              /inxi [options]

              NEW: /exec -o inxi [options]

              OLD: /shell -o inxi [options]

              Newer (2014 and later) WeeChats work pretty much the same now as
              other console IRC clients, with /exec -o inxi  [options].  Also,
              newer  WeeChats  have  dropped the -curses part of their program
              name, ie: weechat instead of weechat-curses.


              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 script.

              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) 2008-15 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

       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).