In this article we have a look at obtaining some basic hardware, system and operating system configuration information directly from the command prompt in your terminal. Having this information, and knowing where to find it, often helps when configuring a system, researching optimal hardware and software solutions, and generally being in control of the Linux system you own or manage.
We will focus mostly on every day information, the kind that is required on a regular basis. Going more in-depth often requires a few online searches to first define alignment better, and then often requires additional skills to interpret the results or output shown.
For example, we will not be looking at the output of
vmstat, though we will discover how to find out what CPU is in your system without opening the hood. We will also look at some basic resource limit variables and surrounding concerns. The target audience for this article is thus beginner to medium advanced.
This article is part of the Useful Bash Command Line Tips and Tricks Series.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- Useful Bash command line tips, tricks and methods
- How to interact with the Bash command line in an advanced manner
- How to sharpen your Bash skills overall and become a more proficient Bash user