How To Install lshw Command When lshw Command Not Found

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How To Install lshw Command When lshw Command Not Found.


   When try to execute lshw command, the error menssage say "-bash: lshw: command not found".  The lshw command is not an built in command and the lshw command is not bundle with your Linux Fedora default installation, that mean you need to install lshw command.  The step by step below show how to install lshw command on Linux Fedora system.


1.  Example of error message "-bash: lshw: command not found".

error message "-bash: lshw: command not found"


[root@fedora ~]# lshw

-bash: lshw: command not found

[root@fedora ~]#


2.  Step to install lshw command on Linux Fedora 10.

Step to install lshw command on Linux Fedora 10.

[root@fedora ~]# yum -y install lshw*

Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit

Setting up Install Process

Parsing package install arguments

Resolving Dependencies

--> Running transaction check

---> Package lshw.x86_64 0:B.02.14-1.fc10 set to be updated

---> Package lshw-gui.x86_64 0:B.02.14-1.fc10 set to be updated

--> Finished Dependency Resolution


Dependencies Resolved



 Package         Arch          Version                Repository      Size



 lshw            x86_64        B.02.14-1.fc10         updates        1.2 M

 lshw-gui        x86_64        B.02.14-1.fc10         updates        379 k


Transaction Summary


Install      2 Package(s)

Update       0 Package(s)

Remove       0 Package(s)


Total download size: 1.5 M

Downloading Packages:

(1/2): lshw-gui-B.02.14-1.fc10.x86_64.rpm           | 379 kB     00:09

(2/2): lshw-B.02.14-1.fc10.x86_64.rpm               | 224 kB     00:36 [Errno 4] Socket Error: timed out

Trying other mirror.

(2/2): lshw-B.02.14-1.fc10.x86_64.rpm               | 1.2 MB     00:28


Total                                       19 kB/s | 1.5 MB     01:25

Running rpm_check_debug

Running Transaction Test

Finished Transaction Test

Transaction Test Succeeded

Running Transaction

  Installing     : lshw                                                1/2

  Installing     : lshw-gui                                            2/2



  lshw.x86_64 0:B.02.14-1.fc10       lshw-gui.x86_64 0:B.02.14-1.fc10



[root@fedora ~]#


Test Using lshw Command


Execute the lshw command to make sure that the lshw command is install properly and can be execute on your Linux Fedora machine.

Linux lshw command install and tested

[root@fedora ~]# lshw | less


    description: Tower Computer

    product: ProLiant ML570 G4

    vendor: HP

    serial: SGH7020LYP

    width: 64 bits

    capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 vsyscall64 vsyscall32

    configuration: boot=hardware-failure-fw chassis=tower u




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