Use CPUFetch to beautifully display CPU details in the Linux terminal

Have How to check CPU information on Linux.Probably the most common is lscpu This command can give you a lot of information about all the CPU cores on the system.

lscpu command output

You may find the CPU information here without installing any other software packages. of course can. However, I recently stumbled upon a new tool that displays the CPU details in Linux in a beautiful way.

The ASCII technology of the processor manufacturer makes it look cool.

cpufetch for AMD processors

This looks pretty, doesn’t it? This is similar to the Neoftech or Screenfetch tools, which display system information in a beautiful ASCII art form in Linux. Similar to these tools, if you want to display desktop screenshots, you can use CPUFetch.

The tool outputs the ASCII text, name, microarchitecture, frequency, core, thread, peak performance, cache size of the processor manufacturer, Advanced vector expansion, And more.

In addition to the several themes provided, you can also use custom colors. This gives you more freedom when dubbing the desktop and want to color-match all elements in the Linux settings.

Install CPUFetch on Linux

Unfortunately, CPUFetch is quite new and it is not included in your distribution’s repository. It doesn’t even provide ready-to-use DEB/RPM binaries, PPA, Snap or Flatpak packages.

Arch Linux users can Look for Use it in AUR, but for others, the only way here is to build from source code.

Don’t worry about installation and removal is not that complicated. Let me show you these steps.

I am using Ubuntu and you need to install Git on Ubuntu first. If you do not install it using the package manager of the release, some other releases are pre-installed.

Now, clone the Git repository at any location. The home directory is also fine.

git clone https://github.com/Dr-Noob/cpufetch

Change to the directory you just cloned:

cd cpufetch

You will see a production file here. Use it to compile code.

make

cpufetch installationCPUFetch installation

You will now see a new executable file named cpufetch. You run this executable file to display CPU information in the terminal.

./cpufetch

This is what my system shows. The ASCII of the AMD logo looks cool, don’t you think?

cpufetch displays the CPU information of its foss in the Linux terminal

How to remove Cpufetch? It’s simple when you compile the code, it only generates one file and it is in the same directory as the rest of the code.

Therefore, to remove CPUFetch from the system, you only need to delete its entire folder.You know how Delete directory in Linux terminal, Isn’t it? Get out of the cpufetch directory and use the rm command:

rm -rf cpufetch

It’s simple, thank goodness, because sometimes removing installed software from the source code can be tricky.

Return to cpufetch. I think this is a practical tool for those who want to show off their desktop screenshots in various Linux groups. Since we have Neofetch for distribution and CPUFetch for CPU, I want to know if Nvidia’s ASCII art can also be used for GPU extraction:

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