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Procinfo Command in Linux Explained with examples

This article covers how to install procinfo software package on your Ubuntu Linux system. In fact, the file /proc/cpuinfo displays what type of processor your system is running including the number of CPUs present. 


How to install the procinfo command ?

You can install it using following command:

$ sudo apt install procinfo		#Debian/Ubuntu
$ sudo yum install procinfo #CentOS/RHEL
$ sudo dnf install procinfo #Fedora 22+


The simplest example is to run procinfo without any arguments:

$ procinfo

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Hwinfo Command in Linux - An Overview ?

This article covers how to use the hwinfo command in Linux. hwinfo command reports information about CPU, RAM, keyboard, mouse, graphics card, sound, storage, network interface, disk, partition, bios, and bridge, etc,.


The hwinfo utility displays the following information:

  • CPU : manufacturer, model, frequency
  • Motherboard : manufacturer, model, BIOS version, on-board controller
  • RAM : RAM size, RAM type (FP, EDO, SDRAM, DDRAM)
  • Hard disk controller : SCSI, IDE, on-board/card, model, BIOS version, chipset
  • Hard disks : type, manufacturer, model, size, bus system (SCSI, IDE), partitioning
  • CD-ROM drives : type, manufacturer, model, speed, internal/external, parallel port?
  • Other media : CD writer, streamer (model, manufacturer, SCSI/EIDE/floppy streamer, capacity), ZIP drives, Jaz drives, MO drives, flopticals
  • Graphics card : model, manufacturer, chipset, memory (DRAM, VRAM), memory size
  • Other peripherals : printer, parallel ports, serial ports, modem, ISDN card

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