How To Check The Battery Status Via Command Line Interface

Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you how to check your batery status from the terminal, on Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 15, Linux Mint 14 and Linux Mint 13.

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To do this, install acpi. Because it is available in the default repositories, all you have to do is:

$ sudo apt-get install acpi

To use it, do:

See the the battery left, in percentages:

$ acpi
Battery 0: Full, 100%

To check the battery termperature (in Celsius), do:

$ $ acpi -t
Thermal 0: ok, 45.0 degrees C
Thermal 1: ok, 45.0 degrees C

To check the battery termperature(in Fahrenheit), do:

$ acpi -t -f
Thermal 0: ok, 111.2 degrees F
Thermal 1: ok, 111.2 degrees F

To check if your laptop is pluged in use (mine is connected):

$ acpi -a
Adapter 0: on-line

For more information, type acpi –help.

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