Example: How to paste info from Ubuntu Settings Details About? Could be useful to identify my system.
You can get all info you see in the 'Settings → About' Dialogbox in terminal. For example if you want to know your Ubuntu version you can use the following command:
For identifying your wireless network cards:
lspci -nn | grep Network
For identifying your ethernet cards:
lspci -nn | grep Ethernet
For identifying your drives:
blkid lsblk df -h fdisk -l
For showing file/directory information:
stat <filename/directory> file <filename/directory>
For identifying which services are currently running:
service --status-all systemctl --state running --type service
For seeing what happens when you connect a USB device (you have 30 seconds after typing this command to connect your device):
timeout --signal=KILL 30s journalctl --follow
And this is just to name a few, there are more but that depends on what info you want to give. All text can be copied from terminal by Ctrl+Shift+C and pasted on AskUbuntu with simple Ctrl+V.
I understand now, that my title and the body make up two items.
Tutorial: I can get some info from reading answers, but as a newbie, I would prefer to read a tutorial with the guidelines that have highest priority for the expert helpers.
Info from Ubuntu: I would like to present some standard info about my system – concurrently with my question. By doing so, it will be easier for experts to decide immediately, whether question and system is “my table” or not. It could increase efficiency for all.
System info workaround: I made a document merely with the values from Settings-Details-About. A question could be followed by pasting this info (no descriptions):
Ubuntu 17.10-Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-3.8 GiB-Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM CPU @ 2.20GHz × 8- GeForce GT 740M/PCIe/SSE2-3.26.2-32-bit-980.3 GB
Is this good enough, or can Ubuntu give me even more info by a keystroke -which I easily can present for Ask Ubuntu?