10 Useful Commands to Collect System and Hardware Information in Linux

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20 Responses

  1. Anil says:

    great article

  2. Dom says:

    Nice find team

  3. Dom says:

    $cat /proc/meminfo
    for everyone
    $cat /proc/cpuinfo
    Basically read from the /proc directory.. most of them are useful files….

  4. Anand Umachagi says:

    Good one…

  5. Tom says:

    Excellent article! Now I know how to get my system information :)

  6. Jesus Hernandez says:

    Wow, thank you so much for this, keep up the awesome job.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Thanks for the kind words and your wishes for our work, yes we will keep this up by providing quality articles for our readers like you..keep connected

  7. Falx says:

    Great summary of useful CLI utilities rather than having to install mouse-driven, GUI programs. Thanks for these tips!

  8. Jalal Hajigholamali says:

    Very useful article
    Thanks a lot…

  9. Yoander says:

    A simple way to get architecture info

    $ arch

    A simple way to get memory info

    $ cat /proc/meninfo

  10. Jeremy says:

    It looks like the command for sending the output to an html file has a small error in it. The command should be “sudo lshw -html > lshw.html” with the carrot pointing right (greater than) instead of left (less than)

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