Russ Thompson on 13 May 2013 09:09:06 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Looking for System Info Script

All of this information is easily available, no need for python or ruby.

This provide's some general statistics about the core of the system, IO requests, connections, failed attempts.  All bash.

In my scripts I prefer to detect the OS first, checking /etc/issue is a good place to start or dist specific locations i.e /etc/redhat-release and /etc/debian_version etc.  Any tool you're using including hwinfo is just pulling data from /proc /sys and so on, all of that data is available, you would just need to pull specifically what you need from it.  I can't think if of a specific script that get's everything you want, but it should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to throw together in bash.

- Russ

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM, Austin Murphy <> wrote:
On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 6:26 PM, Casey Bralla <> wrote:
I'm looking for a good cross-distro script that will list critical hardware
and system info for my multiple linux systems.

I want to combine "hwinfo --short" with some type of printout showing which
distro is being used, and some critical parameters such as the kernel, etc.
(This means it hs to understand Debian and Gentoo in my case, but ideally
would be usable on any major distro)

I could make my own, but I figured somebody already came up with such a beast.

Anybody got one?
Hi Casey,

I wrote some scripts that gather "Key info" from my servers and format it for my wiki. 

I find this tool useful, but you would probably need to play with it a bit to make it work for you. That said, I'm definitely interested in any improvements you want to share.

Compared to OHAI, it seems that the advantages are:
- doesn't require ruby on everything
- formats for wiki docs


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