screenFetch was originally made as a "Bash Screenshot Information Tool". Simply, it lets you display detailed information about your system in the terminal, it also comes with a ASCII logo for the detected Linux distribution.
This doesn't work on Windows natively and this project is my attempt to provide a solution that does not require obtaining a linux environment on windows.
The original screenfetch requires a system that supports bash so it cannot be used on windows natively! This is a small scale project that simply "mimics" the behaviour of screenFetch in windows.
Windows screenFetch is a Powershell script, not a Bash program. Therefore, a linux-like environment such as Cygwin or MinGW is not required. This can be run natively on windows as a Powershell script within a Powershell or command prompt console.
Since this tool is only intended to run within a windows environment, no flags to invoke any Linux distribution ASCII art is supported.
Windows screenFetch is available and managed through Powershell Gallery.
<b=>Note that if you were using windows-screenfetch before it was uploaded to Powershell Gallery, you will need to delete the local instance and associated environment variables before running the following install.
PS> Install-Module -Name windows-screenfetch
Simply run the
Screenfetch command after installing the module and you should be good to go.
No longer supported
-distroargument allows you to specify the ASCII logo shown
- Possible alternatives currently is the apple logo, please see
AsciiArtGeneratorfor possible extensions
If you have followed the installation steps but you're getting the following error:
The file C:\<yourpath>\screenfetch.ps1 is not digitally signed. The script will not execute on the system.
A common fix is to run the powershell command
Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted in a shell with administrative privileges.
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