screenFetch - The Bash Screenshot Information Tool

screenFetch is a "Bash Screenshot Information Tool". This handy Bash script can be used to generate one of those nifty terminal theme information + ASCII distribution logos you see in everyone's screenshots nowadays. It will auto-detect your distribution and display an ASCII version of that distribution's logo and some valuable information to the right. There are options to specify no ascii art, colors, taking a screenshot upon displaying info, and even customizing the screenshot command! This script is very easy to add to and can easily be extended.

Running screenfetch
To run screenFetch, open a terminal of some sort and type in the command screenFetchor wherever you saved the script to. This will generate an ascii logo with the information printed to the side of the logo. There are some options that may be specifiedon the command line, and those are shown below or by executing screenFetch -h:
  -v                 Verbose output.
-o 'OPTIONS' Allows for setting script variables on the
command line. Must be in the following format...
-n Do not display ASCII distribution logo.
-N Strip all color from output.
-t Truncate output based on terminal width (Experimental!).
-s(m) Using this flag tells the script that you want it
to take a screenshot. Use the -m flag if you would like
to move it to a new location afterwards.
-c string You may change the outputted colors with -c. The format is
as follows: [0-9][0-9],[0-9][0-9]. The first argument controls the
ASCII logo colors and the label colors. The second argument
controls the colors of the information found. One argument may be
used without the other.
-S 'COMMAND' Here you can specify a custom screenshot command for
the script to execute. Surrounding quotes are required.
-D 'DISTRO' Here you can specify your distribution for the script
to use. Surrounding quotes are required.
-A 'DISTRO' Here you can specify the distribution art that you want
displayed. This is for when you want your distro
detected but want to display a different logo.
-E Suppress output of errors.
-V Display current script version.
-h Display this help.

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