Display Distribution Logo And System Information On The Terminal using Archey

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Archey is a script that displays system info in the terminal with a logo of this the Linux distro in ASCII art. Archey is really nice and light-weight and can be a cool tool to display on the terminal.

Install Archey in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo apt-get install lsb-release scrot
wget http://github.com/downloads/djmelik/archey/archey-0.2.8.deb
sudo dpkg -i archey-0.2.8.deb

Using Archey

You can run archey by running the following command from your terminal


If you want to start Archey automatically once you launch the terminal, then do the following:

Edit .bashrc with this command:

sudo gedit ~/.bashrc

Add the following line


Save and exit the file

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6 Responses

  1. anderl says:

    “sudo gedit ~/.bashrc” looks like one sudo too much

  2. Dàrent says:

    Nice, but is there a way to make it only work on tty? It’s not much use on terminal emulators like gnome-terminal when I’m in the desktop. Maybe with a little conditional script in the bashrc than check if the bash is starting under X or not? If someone with more programing skills can post it… thanks for the help ­čÖé

  3. Dàrent says:

    Ok, I did some search and this works:

    if [ -z “$DISPLAY” ]; then

    Put that in your .bashrc if you only want archey to run in tty’s and not graphical terminals. Also works with framebuffer terminals like fbterm.


  4. braveheart says:

    Does not work on my gnome

  5. jerry2yang says:

    It’s cool.

  6. Chad says:

    Is there a way to edit what’s displayed?

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