Linux security

Command to list hardware info in Ubuntu 14.10

Here is a quick command to know if you want to know all about your hardware configuration of the local system.┬áSimply run in sudo privilege mode with –short switch for brief list of the hardware on your local system under [easyazon_link asin=”0672336936″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”wn0d5-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”] Ubuntu [/easyazon_link]. More options are available if you are interested just check the help for the utility.

sudo lshw --help

To list options for the command with –help switch

sudo lshw --help
Hardware Lister (lshw) - B.02.16
usage: lshw [-format] [-options ...]
       lshw -version
-version print program version (B.02.16)
format can be
-html output hardware tree as HTML
-xml output hardware tree as XML
-short output hardware paths
-businfo output bus information

options can be
-class CLASS only show a certain class of hardware
-C CLASS same as '-class CLASS'
-c CLASS same as '-class CLASS'
-disable TEST disable a test (like pci, isapnp, cpuid, etc. )
-enable TEST enable a test (like pci, isapnp, cpuid, etc. )
-quiet don't display status
-sanitize sanitize output (remove sensitive information like serial numbers, etc.)
-numeric output numeric IDs (for PCI, USB, etc.)

As I said to get nice brief info on the hardware configuration run in with –short switch

sudo lshw --short

[easyazon_block add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0672338378″ cloaking=”default” layout=”left” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”wn0d5-20″]Ubuntu [/easyazon_block]

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