neofetch --ascii "$(fortune | cowsay -f dragon -W 30)" | lolcat -ats 60
8. Animate it
Speaking of animation, you can animate the entire Neofetch output with the pv command. It consumes a lot of time but if you are doing a screencast and want to amuse people, this could do the trick.
With pv command installed on your system, use it in conjugation with Neofetch:
neofetch | pv -qL 100
This will begin typing character by character the neofetch art and info. Adjust the animation speed by changing the value from 100. Higher the value, faster is the animation.
9. Custom colors for the title, underline and info panel
You can change the colors for the informational part. The parts of the informational panel are in the order: title, @, underline, subtitle, colon, info.
You can give a different part to each one of them by adding a color code in their position like this:
neofetch --colors 3 4 5 6 2 1
Neofetch Custom Color Scheme Selection Wrapping Up
There are many more ways to tweak Neofetch. You can always look into its man page.
As I said earlier, for most users Neoetch is just a simple, no-option command to pretty display system information and distribution logo in the terminal.
Even I never bothered to look into customizing Neofetch. It was my teammate Sreenath who likes experimenting with these things and he came up with the idea and I had a feeling that It’s FOSS readers like you might find it amusing.
Over to you now. Did you find some surprising new usage of Neofetch? Do you know some other cool trick? Share it with us in the comments.