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Peter Linu
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inxi equivalent

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Hiyall,
What do I enter in a Mac and in a Winders computer to get the equivalent of inxi -Fxz?
I am specifically looking for the unit's serial number.
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Re: inxi equivalent

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I'm not sure about Mac but as far as winders ( reminds me of how Brody sounds on youtube when he says windows xD ) start menu. "System"

And one of the two or three results might provide that info.

Also this may work ... https://isit.arts.ubc.ca/how-to-locate- ... -computer/
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Re: inxi equivalent

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This is funny, because I actually started inxi for gnu/linux precisely because I had been a windows sys admin and there was no program like it. There's some gui stuff, like cpu-x or whatever. So I'm glad to hear this is still the case. I think the gui thing cpu-x or whatever it's called shows some stuff in a tab layout type format. I'm happy to report I haven't done windows sys admin for a long time now, but the basic place you found stuff was in a tabbed system info tool whose name happily escapes me, I could find it if I was at a windows system by poking around but I'm not.

The way inxi is and looks is a direct outcome of how sick I was of digging through stupid windows guis to get basic sys info, and forget about being able to ssh into the box and running a single command to see what the system is.

Basically, windows has never loved command line, so their shells are crappy, or weird complex freakshows that don't understand the difference between a shell and a complex programming language (aka, powershell), and apple hates all this stuff because their users want their hands held and don't want to know anything so their command line stuff is pathetic at best.

inxi will start on osx but since there are almost no tools, it won't tell you much. Someone recently posted an issue re WSL on windows, which was funny, but again, there not very much data, but the results will be more robust I think on wsl since that's ubuntu than on osx. Neither os is supported because neither is free/open source software, so that's never changing.

If I want to see what's in a windows system, I boot into a usb stick then run inxi, if it's for me, I use sudo inxi --debug 22 to upload for myself the system data, but sudo inxi --debug 20 will create a local zip file with pretty much everything you might want to know.

/sys is just better than anything any other os has currently, sad to say, Linus and company have been working on that slowly, incrementally, for 20 years plus now, and it shows.
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Re: inxi equivalent

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h2-1 wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:28 pm
...Someone recently posted an issue re WSL on windows, which was funny, but again, there not very much data, but the results will be more robust I think on wsl since that's ubuntu than on osx. Neither os is supported because neither is free/open source software, so that's never changing....
Agree. Installed WSL Ubuntu, updated, installed inxi. WSL runs in a console mode, so no graphics info. Sensors-detect doesn't work, some fields tell you "requires root", even when ran as root. Limited value. I agree running a live USB inxi is going to be more informative.

inxi ran in WSL Ubuntu on Windows:

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xxx@XxXx $inxi -FxZzza
System:
  Host: R5-****** Kernel: 4.4.0-19041-Microsoft x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 5.4.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/kernel init=/init
  Console: pty pts/0 Distro: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish)
Machine:
  Message: No machine data: try newer kernel. Is dmidecode installed? Try -M --dmidecode.
Battery:
  ID-1: battery charge: 100% condition: N/A volts: 12.2 min: N/A model: N/A type: Li-ion
    serial: N/A status: Full
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-6300U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake family: 6
    model-id: 0x4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xFFFFFFFF
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: N/A cache: 256 KiB note: check
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2496 max: 2496 cores: 1: 2496 2: 2496 3: 2496 4: 2496 bogomips: 19968
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities: No CPU vulnerability/bugs data available.
Graphics:
  Message: Device data requires root.
  Display: server: No display server data found. Headless machine? tty: 120x30
  Message: GL data unavailable in console for root.
Audio:
  Message: Device data requires root.
Network:
  Message: Device data requires root.
  IF-ID-1: eth0 state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 54:b2:03:11:20:18
  IF-ID-2: eth1 state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 00:05:9a:3c:7a:00
  IF-ID-3: eth2 state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 00:50:56:c0:00:01
  IF-ID-4: eth3 state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 7c:2a:31:fa:b0:a8
  IF-ID-5: eth4 state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 00:50:56:c0:00:08
  IF-ID-6: eth5 state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 54:b2:03:11:20:19
  IF-ID-7: wifi0 state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 7c:2a:31:fa:b0:a4
  IF-ID-8: wifi1 state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 7c:2a:31:fa:b0:a5
  IF-ID-9: wifi2 state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 7e:2a:31:fa:b0:a4
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 0 KiB used: 447.07 GiB
Partition:
  Message: No partition data found.
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Sensors:
  Message: No sensor data found. Is lm-sensors configured?
Info:
  Processes: 7 Uptime: 40m Memory: 7.87 GiB used: 5.98 GiB (75.9%) Init: N/A v: N/A
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: apt: 490 lib: 242 Shell: Sudo (sudo) v: 1.9.9
  default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: pty pts/0 inxi: 3.3.13
Not much useful info there.
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Re: inxi equivalent

Post by gittiest personITW »

Well for Windows, Aida or the old Everest used to work well.
Aida is now 30 day shareware and probably isn't as streamlined as it used to be.

@H2-1 thanks muchly for inxi.
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