A minimal and customizable fetch script.
KatFetch is a minimal and customizable fetch script.
What is a fetch script?
A fetch script is a script that fetches some information about your system. It is commonly used when taking screenshots of your desktop and is designed to show off your terminal and it's colours.
You can install KatFetch using Pip. Simply run
pip3 install katfetch as root (or use the --user option if ~/.local/bin is in your path).
KatFetch also includes an installer. To use it, simply run
python3 setup.py install and KatFetch will be installed to
/usr/bin along with all dependencies.
Note: If you install KatFetch using
setup.py, all dependencies are installed automatically. To remove unwanted dependencies, you can simply remove them from the
To display all information entries, KatFetch requires some dependencies, however all of these are optional (with the exception of Click). If you don't want to install a specific module, simply remove
the offending entry from
get_info() and the
entries array in
||Getting Linux Distribution|
||Getting CPU information|
||Displaying RAM usage as a human readable value|
||Getting RAM usage|
||Displaying entries in colour, colour bar and arguments|
Command line arguments
- --color TEXT Accent color.
- --nobar Don't show bar.
- --barlen INTEGER Number of colour blocks to display.
- --showbg Show background colour block in colour bar.
- --block TEXT Block character to use in bar.
- --height INTEGER Height of bar.
- --fg Colour the foreground of the block character.
- --nocol Disable accent colours.
- --stdout Combine --nobar and --nocol to output text with no fancy formatting.
- --help Show help message and exit.
Adding and removing entries
Adding an extra line of information is super simple. Each entry is stored in a list. First, you need to add some code that will get you the information you want to add as a function. Then, add some code similar to this to the
display_entry("Greeting", "Hello, World!", color)
This will output something like:
Greeting Hello, World!
Where "Greeting" uses the colour you specified (if
color is set to
None, no colour will be displayed).
Removing entries is very similar and even easier, simply remove them from the
Out of the box, KatFetch can be a little slow to run. On my system, it can take up to 1 second for KatFetch to finish displaying info. This is caused by the function that gets processor information and is out of my control.
If you don't really need to see processor information, you can simply remove it from
get_info() and the
entries list (see adding and removing entries above) for a massive speed boost.
Running on Windows
KatFetch will not run on Windows. I currently have no intentions to support Windows, however, if you would like to, you can make a fork and add the necessary code.
Things planned for the future
There are a couple more things I need to implement. Pull requests for these features would be super helpful.
- Find a way to get pretty terminal application instead of TERM variable.
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