Thursday, December 17, 2009

View System Hardware Information in Linux

You want to be able to view information about a system from a linux shell in terms of what disks it has, what processor, the system model the vendor etc.

There is a program in linux called dmidecode which pulls this information straight from the systems BIOS.

You can run dmidecode by simply typing "dmidecode" in a linux shell. However it spits out a lot of information so I recommend running it through "more" or "less".


dmidecode | more


dmidecode | less

You can then scroll through this information and find out all kinds of cool information about the system such as what model it is!

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