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Hardware Information Tool (hwinfo) is a small utility created by OpenSUSE to gather information on system hardware.
hwinfo can be installed with a simple emerge:
emerge --ask sys-apps/hwinfo
Since the tool is so lightweight, configuration is not necessary.
To probe for hardware information simply issue:
To probe for all hardware information use:
This usually takes longer, but provides oodles of information.
To shorten information to a more human-friendly format, add the
--short option to the command:
hwinfo --short all
To specify a log file for hwinfo to write, use
log=. This is different from standard redirection, but should be used for hwinfo:
hwinfo log=hardware.txt all
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