[HowTo] install and run screenFetch or Neofetch

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ScreenFetch and Neofetch are command-line system information tools. More specifically they can display information about your operating system, software and hardware like this:

██████████████████  ████████   fab-user@fab-manjaro 
██████████████████  ████████   -------------------- 
██████████████████  ████████   OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64 
██████████████████  ████████   Host: Predator G9-793 V1.13 
████████            ████████   Kernel: 5.8.6-1-MANJARO 
████████  ████████  ████████   Uptime: 7 days, 28 mins 
████████  ████████  ████████   Packages: 1327 (pacman) 
████████  ████████  ████████   Shell: bash 5.0.18 
████████  ████████  ████████   Resolution: 1920x1080 
████████  ████████  ████████   DE: Plasma 
████████  ████████  ████████   WM: KWin 
████████  ████████  ████████   WM Theme: Breeze 
████████  ████████  ████████   Theme: Breath2 [Plasma], Breath [GTK2/3] 
████████  ████████  ████████   Icons: breath2 [Plasma], breath2 [GTK2/3] 
                               Terminal: konsole 
                               Terminal Font: Envy Code R 8 
                               CPU: Intel i7-7700HQ (8) @ 3.800GHz 
                               GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile 
                               Memory: 7088MiB / 15951MiB 

  • To install them, open the terminal and type: sudo pacman -S sceenfetch for screenFetch or sudo pacman -S neofetch for Neofetch.

  • To run them type: screenfetch or neofetch.

  • To make them autostart every time you open the terminal,

    The automatic way
    • Type sudo su.
    • After giving your password
    • type:
      echo screenfetch >> /etc/bash.bashrc for screenFetch
      echo neofetch >> /etc/bash.bashrc for Neofetch.
    The manual way
    • you have to edit the bash.bashrc located at /etc/.
    • Navigate as root to /etc/bash.bashrc
    • Add screenfetch or neofetch at the bottom.
    • Then save the file.
  • Close the terminal, reopen it and you are done.


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Because the Manjaro logo is awesome. No I am not.

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Run a source .bashrc or .zshrc after edit the file to update it

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… or just open a new Terminal window. That seems to work. :wink:


Thanks, nice tutorial :slight_smile:

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Hi, I’m trying to make fastfetch to run every time I open the terminal on Manjaro Gnome, installed fastfetch it should work like neofetch or screenfetch.
Tried adding “fastfetch” and “/usr/bin/fastfetch” to “~/.bashrc” and to “/etc/bash.bashrc” but doesn’t work.
Tryed also installing and setting up neofetch in the same way but doesn’t work either.

Am I doing something wrong?

GNOME uses ZSH by default. If you’re using ZSH, add it to ~/.zshenv.

If you are using BASH, try adding it to ~/.bash_profile.


That’s it…

ZSH. Thanks.

Added /usr/bin/fastfetch to ~/.zshrc.

FYI, .zshenv is always sourced while .zshrc is per session.

Tip: use backticks ` instead of quotation marks " for monospaced text. :wink:

But I have not .zshenv file in my /home folder.

Thanks for the tip.