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Install Screenfetch and Archey in Ubuntu or Debian

Archey and Screenfetch are programs that display system information along side an ASCII art rendition of your distro's logo. You will often see their output on screenshots showing off a user's customized desktop. They are also sometimes used to display info on user login. However, neither of them are in Ubuntu's or Debian's official repositories. Here's how to install them.

Archey

$ 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 

And just run

archey

and you'll get a result like this:
archey

Screenfetch

$ wget http://served.kittykatt.us/projects/screenfetch/screenfetch-2.5.0.deb  
$ sudo dpkg -i screenfetch-2.5.0.deb 

Run

screenfetch

to generate something like this:
screenfetch

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  1. Perfect! I’ve been struggling with setting it up manually for a while. It runs perfectly using your provided method under Debian Wheezy/Testing 7.1 (CrunchBang Waldorf).


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