inxi - A newer, better system information script for irc, administration, and system troubleshooters.
inxi :: a full featured system information script¶
Inxi offers a wide range of built-in options, as well as a good number of extra features which require having the script recommends installed on the system. Check recommends to see what's needed for each extra feature. Check sources for latest inxi version number.
Inxi has been developed so that it should work reasonably well on most GNU/Linux distributions. The script comes pre-installed in Mint Linux and AntiX, as well as soon Arch Linux, and hopefully soon more distributions as maintainers / users discover it and find it's a nice tool.
Inxi works on KDE 4 and the qt4 version of Konversation using qdbus, as well as on most other Irc clients we have found to test it on, including Quassel, which includes inxi with its script built-ins last I checked, though often an older version.
See inxi options here for list of options, but always check inxi -h to get the full list of the latest options (this wiki page doesn't get updated very frequently).
Installation information here, including deb package, or at smxi.org. The smxi (Debian based distributions only) method will also install all dependencies and recommends.
Script Feedback and Bug Reports¶
If you need to give some feedback, use the script developer forum page or the script main forum page and post any related issues or developer type questions in the script developer forums. Or just use the Issues tab on the wiki to post whatever bug or feature request you might have.
Please make sure to include all relevant system data and output when you post bug reports, so we can try to reproduce the issue locally.
The Origins of inxi¶
Inxi is a full rewrite, by h2 and trash80, of the old infobash script (originally authored by locsmif).
The original script used none debuggable, readable, or maintainable scripting methods; we decided to just go ahead and fork the project.
The project was basically an initial set of bug fixes, coupled with some small readability hacks, but once the actual potential of the ideas became exposed, we just went ahead and added more and more features, making inxi now have far more utility and practical applications than we could have imagined when we started the project.