Dumb Question: What does "-Fazy" do in "inxi -Fazy" (Man pages unclear)

Hello,

Okay, so here’s one you can all definitely make fun of me for. I’m trying to figure out what all the option flags do in the inxi -Fazy command.

-F is full (give all the info).
-z anonymizes the output so it’s suitable for public sharing (no MAC addresses, etc.)
-y with no argument sets output to 80 columns

But, I can’t find any info on a. What does it do?

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-a outputs substantially more information.

I think its “Admin Extra Data Options”

From the man file. inxi [-x|-xx|-xxx|-a]

-a being the maximum verbosity.

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try

inxi -Full -v8 
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ADMIN EXTRA DATA OPTIONS
       These options are triggered with --admin or -a. Admin options  are  ad‐
       vanced  output  options, and are more technical, and mostly of interest
       to system administrators or other machine admins.

       The --admin option sets -xxx, and only has to be used  once.   It  will
       trigger the following features:

Thanks, everybody.

Not sure why I couldn’t use the “Find” command to find the reference to -a in the man pages…

When browsing man pages press / and type your query and it will highlight all applicable text. Press N to cycle through them.

It’s all in man man my man, press h when browsing a man page for the manual of commands, man.

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:rofl:

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Now there’s a good question to ask when someone takes the mick out of some Ubuntu user for copy/pasting commands.

Wow. This is a huge bug in Linux - surely ‘inxi -h’ should bring up a simple help compared to the manual :rofl:

Saying it’s simple elevates me to the level of pure genius FTW.

So I’d say ‘a’ does combat some tidying of the output…
Look at the info section of inxi -F against inxi -Fa

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You asked for it: Manual pages for man-pages.

Relevant news: Manual pages indexing service

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How dare you, sir.

How dare you.

Interrupting the hurricane of puns with actual extremely useful and timely information that has changed how I search for Linux help.

(Seriously, this is great. Thanks! :slight_smile: )

I know, I know. I wanted to think of a pun. I really, really did. But this was just so wonderful and timely I had to just leave it here.

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4 posts were split to a new topic: Off topic stuff

We should Recommend The Fine Manpages more often :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

but man inxi is 1968 lines, so it may be better to start with something shorter

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/nodejs-tldr-git/

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tldr is i the official repos for the python one at least…

There are a few versions of this package, including one by our own @Yochanan

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/tldr++

:rofl:

❯ tldr inxi

  inxi

  Print a summary of system information and resources for debugging purposes.

  - Print a short summary of CPU, memory, hard drive and kernel information:
    inxi

  - Print a full description of CPU, memory, disk, network and process information:
    inxi -Fz

  - Print information about the distribution's repository:
    inxi -r

It’s a tiny bit too short!!!

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WOOAH, DUUUUDE!!!

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