Why are there no easy ways in Linux to retrieve system information?

Before posting catty remarks you might want to consider that you're getting free help from professionals.

Outside of this forum, a lot of these people get paid to answer questions like yours. If I were a professional offering free help to someone who doesn't appreciate my time and expertise that person be pretty low on my list of priorities.
I don't want free help, I want my account deleted.
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I don't want free help, I want my account deleted.

You can do that on your own. When you signed up for your account and you bothered reading the fine you would know that.

Do you remember that part?

....Take your time, it must be difficult, I feel for your loss....
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Now let's get back to the topic at hand, thanks.
Most of these are command line tools, but the information is there.








Awesome reply post !! I was just doing a little surfing through the post and I'm glad I stopped here. I forgot about some of these !! Thanks !!
If you enabled LVM during the install and enabled separately mounted filesystems, here some useful LVM commands:

pvs (list Physical volumes)
vgs (list volume groups)
lvs (list logical volumes)


If it hasn't been posted already, tells you partitions / lvols for each specific disk/ssd/device.

dmesg tells you all kinds of diagnostic things.

One thing I haven't seen is the Linux equivalent of the HP-UX most excellent ioscan command. It lists all the attached hardware to the system with their HW addresses.
Linux comes close at times but not with a single command.

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