It is considered to be a difficult task to find the required hardware information of your Raspberry Pi if you are a beginner. Finding the hardware information on Windows or Mac is relatively easy but for the case of Raspberry Pi, you will need some commands in order to find out the hardware information.
In this article, you will be learning some commands which you need to enter in your Raspberry Pi device terminal in order to extract the information of your device hardware.
Top command for Raspberry Pi hardware information
Here are some of the top commands for Raspberry Pi hardware information and you need to remember these commands as it will be used in future. The list of some of the top commands for Raspberry Pi hardware information is as under.
1: Finding information about device processor
To get the hardware information of Raspberry Pi, first open the terminal and type the command mentioned below:
This command will provide a bunch of information about the processor, such as model name, architecture and revision.
2: Finding information about device memory
If you are interested in finding the information about your Raspberry Pi device memory, you will need to use the below mentioned command in the terminal and it will display you the details about your device memory.
3: Finding the information about number of partitions on SD card
If you are unaware about the number of partitions on your Raspberry Pi device SD card, you can quickly find it by entering the below given command in the terminal.
4: Checking the version of Raspberry Pi device
If you want to check the version of your Raspberry Pi device, you need to type the command which is shown below.
The above command will provide your Raspberry Pi version.
5: Measuring your CPU temperature
You are certainly worried about your Raspberry Pi’s CPU temperature but you won’t be able to find it until you enter the command in the terminal which will display your Raspberry Pi device CPU temperature. You will need the “vcgencmd” which is a Python based package. This program is included by default on Raspberry Pi OS.
You can use the below given command to get the required information about your Raspberry Pi CPU temperature.
6: Checking CPU load on Raspberry Pi
If your CPU is running slow and you are required to check your CPU workload of your Raspberry Pi then you will be able to do that from the below mentioned command-line which will display you the list of all cores running on your Raspberry Pi CPU.
7: Finding the information about system running time
If you are interested in finding the information about your system running time, you can get that easily by typing the below mentioned command in the terminal:
From the above output, you will get the information about the current time, the amount of time your system is in running state, the number of users on your system and the average load information. It is to be noted that average load is the number of processes running in the queue and it gives you 1, 5 and 15-minutes time duration respectively.
You can also get help and run another command with uptime to check the running time of your Raspberry Pi device.
8: Checking free disk space on your Raspberry Pi device
If you are interested in checking free disk space on your file system, you will do that with the help of below mentioned command in the terminal and it will display you the disk information on the terminal.
You can also check free disk space on your SD card drive using the below mentioned command as well in the terminal.
9: Getting the list of USB devices on Raspberry Pi
If you are wishing to view the list of USB devices connected to your Raspberry Pi, the below mentioned command will do it for you as it will display the list of all USB attached devices on the Raspberry Pi.
Keeping an eye on the hardware information of Raspberry is very important as it is a small piece of computer and needs special attention. This article lists the commands that can help you in finding the hardware information of Raspberry Pi such as CPU, memory usage, finding the temperature of the CPU and devices connected with Raspberry Pi through USB ports.