Start hardinfo

$ hardinfo

Print report to standard output
$ hardinfo -r

Save report to HTML file
$ hardinfo -r -f html > hardinfo.html


hardinfo [OPTION...]


Is a system profiler and benchmark for Linux systems, that gathers information about the hardware and operating system, performs benchmarks, and generates reports. The information gathered is presented on an simple and intuitive GUI.

Information is grouped in four main groups: Computer, Devices, Network, and Benchmarks.

The Computer group contains mostly information about basic software. This includes but is not limited to information about the operating system (kernel version, C library, distribution, etc.), kernel modules, locale information, filesystem usage, users/groups, and development tools.

The Devices group contains information about the hardware, as detected by the operating system. Hardinfo is incapable of detecting hardware by itself, it merely lists what the operating system was able to find. This includes, but does not limit to, information about the processor (including cache layout, known bugs, and feature flags with their explanation), devices (such as USB, PCI, and Input devices), among other things.

The Network group lists information about network interfaces, routing table, DNS servers, and other networking-related topics.

The Benchmarks group allow performing simple benchmarks to test CPU and FPU capabilities, as well as some of the graphical user interface capabilities as well. In previous versions, it was possible to send the benchmark results to a central server, so it was possible to compare the benchmarks with other Hardinfo users; this service has been deactivated in the mean time.

Reports can be generated either by invoking Hardinfo with special command-line parameters (see below), or by clicking the "Generate Report" button in the GUI. Reports can be customized in the GUI and saved in either HTML or plain text formats.


-h, --help

Show help options

-r, --generate-report

creates a report and prints to standard output

-f, --report-format

chooses a report format (text, html)

-b, --run-benchmark

run benchmark; requires to be loaded

-l, --list-modules

lists modules

-m, --load-module

specify module to load

-a, --autoload-deps

automatically load module dependencies

-v, --version

shows program version and quit


For current maintainers committing, see file and more info are at . More contributions are in each files source headers.


HardInfo its Copyright © 2003, 2009-2017 Leandro A. F. Pereira <>. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. This manpage was created by PICCORO Lenz McKAY <> for the hardinfo project.

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