#cross-platform #system-information #terminal #neofetch #neofetch-clone

app oxidefetch

A fast, cross platform Fetch program for your terminal

2 stable releases

1.4.7 Nov 28, 2023
1.4.4 Oct 11, 2023

#4 in #wsl2

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oxidefetch 1.4.7

Fully cross platform Neofetch clone written in Rust. Up to 25 times faster than Neofetch!

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Why Oxidefetch?

Neofetch, being a BASH script, has a few downsides in my opinion.
1: It's slow.
2: It only works on platforms which have the BASH shell.
3: It's kinda big, and I like having more compact info.
As such, I wrote OxideFetch. How cool is that? It displays your information in a manner that's compact, cross-platform, and BLAZINGLY fast. I've measured speeds of up to 25 times faster than normal Neofetch on WSL2.

Special Thanks

The most heartfelt of thanks goes out to NamedNeon, who contributed the code to perform terminal detection.


OxideFetch can display all of the following information:

  • Date, time, and day of week
  • Username and hostname
  • Operating system name, symbol, and matching color
  • Kernel version
  • Uptime
  • Shell
  • Terminal
  • CPU
  • GPU
  • Memory
  • Terminal emulator


Download a binary for your platform, and place it in your PATH.
Currently, only Windows (x86) and Linux (x86) have binaries available. If you want a binary for another platform, you will have to follow the instructions to build from source.



To build Oxidefetch, you need Cargo. You can use Cargo to automatically build and install it like so: cargo install --git https://github.com/shibedrill/oxidefetch. (Alternatively, you can get it from the Crates repos, using cargo install oxidefetch. But it might be slightly out of date.) From there, it should be in your $PATH. If not, add source ~/.cargo/env to your profile, or add ~/.cargo/bin to your $PATH. If you do not already have Cargo installed on your system, you can do so by installing Rustup- either via the instructions on their website or via your system package manager. You will also probably need a C compiler and a build system- most likely CMake or GNU Make. You will be prompted to install these if they're not found during compilation.


There's only a couple runtime dependencies for this project.
1: sh shell installed for GPU detection on *nix systems.
2: lspci installed for GPU detection on *nix systems.
(If either of these above dependencies are absent, chances are the GPU field will simply not show up. It won't crash or anything.
GPU detection runs on Windows without any dependencies.)
3: Nerd fonts symbols are used in the output. Install a patched font on your system, or patch an already installed font.

How you can help with the project

I need to verify the output of the OS information detection libraries I'm pulling in. To do this, I need the help of people with varying types of systems. I've tested a few, but there's some I'm unable to test. To help, you can kindly clone this repo, and inside the folder, run cargo test -- --nocapture, and send the resultant test_output.txt file to my noreply email address, or directly to me on Discord at @shibedrill. This program does NOT collect information regarding your real name, IP, location, hardware serial numbers, etc. You can look at the file it generates to be sure- it's all plaintext, babey.

Tested distributions/platforms:

  • Alma Linux
  • Alpine Linux
  • Arch Linux
  • CentOS
  • Debian GNU/Linux
  • Fedora
  • Gentoo
  • Kali GNU/Linux
  • Linux Mint
  • openSUSE Leap
  • openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • Ubuntu
  • Windows

Bugs, Quirks, Unintended Behavior, And Other Shenanigans

No weird quirks to report at this time.

To Do & Roadmap

Semi-urgent fixes:

  • None so far.

Very near future:

  • Add support for user configurability for entries (whether or not an entry shows, its color, units for memory and time)
  • Add process count detection
  • Refactor logic for cleaner code
  • Edit *nix GPU detection to include GPUs that do not include VGA Compatible Controller in the name


  • Add host system name detection such as "Windows Subsystem for Linux", "IdeaPad 3", "Dell Optiplex", etc.
  • Add package count/package manager detection
  • Crosstest on more distributions to verify sys.name() outputs
  • Refactor GPU detection logic into separate crate, remove dependencies on sh and lspci, and put any platform-specific code in separate files (This is slated for the 2.0.0 release. If you want to help accelerate this effort, consider contributing to libpci-rs.)

Distant future:

  • More extensible user configuration for entry formatting
  • Separate all information-getting logic into a new Fetch crate, allowing people to make their own fetch programs using a unified cross-platform API


1.0.0: Official full stable release
1.0.1: Fixed distro name for Debian GNU/Linux. Logo & color works now.
1.1.0: Refactored some poorly written typing, and added support for memory.
1.1.1: Made sure that linux system detection won't fail if Linux has a capital L.
1.1.2: Replaced *nix dependency on bash with dependency on sh.
1.2.0: Allowed users to enable field titles as a compile-time feature. Tentative fix for GPU display issues on Linux.
1.2.1: Stable fix for GPU display quirks.
1.2.2: All GPUs should print in their own lines.
1.3.0: Tentative fix for issue where empty GPU info line might print on Linux.
1.3.2: Changed color of time output to be more visible on gray terminals.
1.4.0: Added support for terminal detection, and fixed system detection on Darwin systems.
1.4.1: Changed terminal color to match shell color.
1.4.2: Updated colors and logos of a few distros. They will now display correctly.
1.4.3: Removed newline print before information. This should be up to the user to print, using their shell profile.
1.4.4: Fixed an issue where GPUs would all print on one line.
1.4.5: Minor changes to system color detection. Removed all warnings.
1.4.6: Cargo formatting applied to all files. Mild string reformatting in print statements.
1.4.7: Removed several unwrap() calls. Changed debug output to serialize to RON.


This software is covered by the MIT license. See license.txt for details.


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