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System Information

Post by KenWA » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:38 pm

I want to find out what version I am running and other information about the OS and PC. Is there a version of Windows 'System Information'?

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Re: System Information

Post by karlchen » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:45 pm

Hello, KenWA.

The most concise report on the most relevant technical details of your system can be got by
  • opening a terminal window
  • making sure it has got some reasonable size like 130 columns and 45 lines
  • executing the somewhat weird looking commandline

    Code: Select all

    inxi -Fxz
    precisely as it has been typed here.
I also mention the terminal command inxi, because inxi reports will be requested in a lot of situations where you report a problem and ask for help.

If you insist on using a graphical application, then look for hardinfo in the Software Manager or in Synaptic Package Manager and install it.
In the Mint application menu it will be found under the name of "Systemprofiler and Benchmark". (But you can also enter "hardinfo" in the application menu search box and it will turn up.)

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Re: System Information

Post by KenWA » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:43 pm

Thank you Karl,
Firstly, code: select all came up with 'unknown command.
Secondly, inxi - Fxz produced a beautiful detailed report.
It is interesting that you say this report will be requested when asking for help. The question then arises of how to get that report off the terminal screen to send? I could not find any way to print it out or to copy it to paste into a WP and ended up getting a somewhat unsatisfactory photograph.
Thanks again,
Ken

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Re: System Information

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:54 pm

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
once you need to post it to the forum, just take your curser and highlight the results and right click on the highlighted results and click "copy".
once back into a reply window in the forum, simply right click the mouse again and click on paste...DAMIEN
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Re: System Information

Post by JoeFootball » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:09 pm

DAMIEN1307 wrote:the problem you experienced trying to apply the code that was given to you to copy and paste into the terminal was incorrect due to having an extra space into the command.
I believe KenWA had the inxi -Fxz command correct, as it "produced a beautiful detailed report", but also mistakenly copied the Select All from karlchen's post. :)

And I think your inxi-Fxz command may be missing a space. :)

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Re: System Information

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:11 pm

my bad...you are correct joe...have corrected my previous post...DAMIEN
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Re: System Information

Post by JoeFootball » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:18 pm

DAMIEN1307 wrote:my bad...you are correct joe...have corrected my previous post...DAMIEN
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Re: System Information

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:21 pm

i must be getting even older than i thought...cant believe i made such a "rookie" mistake like that...lol...DAMIEN
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Re: System Information

Post by JoeFootball » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:25 pm

DAMIEN1307 wrote:...cant believe i made such a "rookie" mistake like that...
Been there many times myself. You're only proving that you're human, and can make mistakes like all of us. :)

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Re: System Information

Post by leo-tech » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:12 pm

Also you can use the command inxi -Fxzd > comp-info.txt (it will write output of the command inxi -Fxzd into text file comp-info.txt) in your /home/username directory, then you can re-use it as needed.
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Re: System Information

Post by BG405 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:52 am

leo-tech wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Also you can use the command inxi -Fxzd > comp-info.txt (it will write output of the command inxi -Fxzd into text file comp-info.txt)
This will put it in to whichever directory you are in (can be checked with pwd). To make sure it goes in /home/username I'd do inxi -Fxzd > ~/comp-info.txt or another directory e.g. inxi -Fxzd > /path/to/directory/comp-info.txt entering the actual path. Auto-complete can be useful here; press TAB to do this or double-TAB to see a list of possibilities if nothing shows.

Also, it's best to post the results here (for any Terminal output) in between [code] & [/code] tags; the [</>] button at the top of the reply window can be used for convenience.
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Re: System Information

Post by stormryder » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:24 pm

KenWA wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:43 pm
The question then arises of how to get that report off the terminal screen to send? I could not find any way to print it out or to copy it to paste into a WP and ended up getting a somewhat unsatisfactory photograph.
You can use ctrl+shift+c and ctrl+shift+v to copy/paste in the terminal or right clicking should open a menu with the options available as well.

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