inxi :: a full featured system information script

Page Version: 2.4
Page Updated: 2018-06-14

Basic -b output with --usb added:
inxi sample screenshot


Check the installation information link, which includes a link to a deb package. The Debian only smxi script installs inxi with all dependencies and recommends.



Help! Post any inxi related question's you may have on the inxi support forums, or on IRC - server: OFTC channel: #smxi

But please read the information here on the documentation pages first, almost everything you need to know should be available on this site. For more technical issues, create an issue on the source repositories.


Feedback and bug reports

For us to help you the best, please make sure to include all relevant system data and output when you post bug reports. inxi includes built in data collection tools you can run that create either log files or more full system data. See inxi -h, the -@ series of options for more information. Usually the more of your system data we can get, the more easily we can fix the failed case, which is our goal.

If you would like to give some feedback, use the script developer forum or the script main forum.

Post any related issues or developer type questions in the script developer forums.

Or, Create an Issue to post bug reports or feature request.



Here's a few examples of typical useage.

Typical -F output for forum support:
inxi sample screenshot

Checking on an old server via SSH:
inxi sample screenshot

The development version pinxi running on an ARM Orange Pi single board computer (SBC):
inxi sample screenshot



inxi is developed to work on most GNU/Linux distributions. The script comes pre-installed in SolusOS, Crunchbang, Epidemic, Linux Mint and AntiX. Arch Linux, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, Slackware, OpenSUSE, Redhat Epel, and many others have inxi packaged in either their primary or secondary repositories. We hope, as more maintainers and users discover and find inxi a nice tool, it will find its place in more distributions.

Some distributions are very bad about ever updating inxi, so you might be better off running inxi from the git sources instead if that's the case, since new features and bug fixes are released all the time. Hint: if your inxi version is a major release version lower than current inxi (like current is 3.0.12, and your repo version is 2.2.35), you probably want the git version. Current inxi will always run fine on your system, no matter how old it is.

inxi works on Konversation, Xchat, irssi, Quassel, as well as on most other IRC clients. Quassel includes (usually an older version of) inxi.

See inxi options here for list of options. Always check inxi -h to get the full list of the latest options (the wiki page may become outdated).


Origins and current status of inxi

inxi is a full rewrite of locsmif's infobash script. h2 is the primary author, with a few contributions from trash80, damentz (of Liquorix fame), and various other contributors.

The original infobash scripting methods were not debuggable, readable, or maintainable, so we forked the script.

We started with a set of bug fixes and code readability updates. Then, once the potential became exposed, we added more features. The rewrites far exceeded the original utility, thus the inxi project began.

Version 3.0.0 was another full rewrite, this time to Perl 5.xx (5.08 minimum supported version). Once it had become obvious that Perl 6 was its own language, and Perl 5 was healthy and being developed actively, I decided that the headache of dealing with the Gawk/Bash mix was not worth it long term

The replacement language had to check all the following boxes: A: has been around a long time, B: doesn't break its language features all the time, C: supports complex data structures, D: can run on old systems without breaking, E: Fast (Perl 5 is VERY fast), and F: is a native Practical Extraction and Reporting Language. The latter is, conveniently, exactly what Perl 5 is, and what inxi does (extract and report system data). So in early 2018 inxi Perl, v 3.0.0 was released, and inxi 2.3.56 was put into the git inxi-legacy branch as an historical oddity.