Installing Procinfo

Installation of Procinfo

Install Procinfo by running the following commands:

sed "s/-ltermcap/-lncurses/" Makefile | make -f - &&
make install

Command explanations

sed "s/-ltermcap/-lncurses/" Makefile | make -f -: This will replace -ltermcap with -lncurses in the Makefile and pipe the output of sed (the modified Makefile) directly to the make program. This is an alternate and more efficient way to direct the output to a file and tell make to use that alternate file. We do this because libtermcap is declared obsolete in favor of libncurses.


The Procinfo package contains the procinfo program.


procinfo gathers some system data from the /proc directory and prints it nicely formatted on the standard output device.