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List information about hardware configuration

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The lshw command displays detailed information about hardware components on a system. lshw shows details about CPU, RAM, network interfaces, USB controllers, etc.

Install lshw

You must install lshw package to use it. Please follow below instructions to install it.

1) Update packages.

sudo apt update

2) Install lshw

sudo apt get install -y lshw

List hardware information

You can list the information of hardware with the lshw command.

1) Run lshw command

sudo lshw

2) Processor description

3) Product name

4) You can find here cpu information.

Brief information

You can use -short option to retrieve brief information about the hardware components.

1) Run below command

sudo lshw -short

2) Hardware path

3) Device name

4) Class

5) Description of device.

This article is a component of the “Linux Introduction” course from the ABIOLA online Academy.

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