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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 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

       -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 data.

       -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 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)

              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

              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. If the i-I
              line is not triggered, will also show the system used/total ram information in  the
              first Memory line of output.

       -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 (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

       -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 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 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

       -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 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). 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

       -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 mdm.

       -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

       -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):

       -! 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 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]

              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

              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 /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).