I'm working on the new 3.0.0 release of inxi. The development branch is called pinxi, so you can run pinxi and inxi together to compare etc. Once all the bugs and issues that are going to be found are found, the pinxi branch will move to inxi master and become inxi 3.0.0. Pinxi is a full rewrite, in Perl5, of inxi.
Git branch: https://github.com/smxi/inxi/tree/inxi-perl
To test, install/download, as root/sudo:
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wget -O /usr/local/bin/pinxi https://github.com/smxi/inxi/raw/inxi-perl/pinxi chmod +x /usr/local/bin/pinxi
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I"m probably now in my final days of beta testing (unless new bugs show up), but I'd like if other distros would give it a spin and see if there are any errors, bugs, issues, glitches, etc.
Once there are no active issues or bugs, pinxi will move to inxi 2.9.01, as the first official Perl inxi release. After a few weeks, this will become inxi 3.0.0, again assuming, all bugs fixed etc.
Of particular interest to me is ARM testing, zfs or mdraid software RAID, and weird old systems, or weird new systems, that might expose unfound bugs.
All short form args for normal options are the same, only now there are also long form args for everything as well, which means any tools that use inxi should see few changes, though you want to check that to make sure. See --help for new options.
There's an enhanced debugger as well, called with --debug 21 (leaves tar.gz data file on your system) or --debug 22 (removes all debugging data after automatic upload), which is helping a lot with debugging issues.
The most useful testing command is: pinxi -zv8
-zv8 is basically everything it can do, so any bugs will show there if they exist, plus the -z output filter.