acpi (1) manual page

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acpi - Shows battery status and other ACPI information


acpi [options]


acpi Shows information from the /proc or the /sys filesystem, such as battery status or thermal information.


-b | --battery
show battery information

-B | --without-battery
suppress battery information

-a | --ac-adapter
show ac adapter information

-A | --without-ac-adapter
suppress ac-adapter information

-t |
--thermal show thermal information

-T | --without-thermal
suppress thermal information

-c | --cooling
show cooling device information

-C | --without-cooling
suppress cooling device information

-V | --everything
show every device, overrides above options

-s | --show-empty
show non-operational devices

-S | --hide-empty
hide non-operational devices

-f | --fahrenheit
use fahrenheit as the temperature unit instead of default celsius

-k | --kelvin
use kelvin as the temperature unit instead of default celsius

-p | --proc
use the old /proc interface, default is the new /sys one

-d | --directory <dir>
path to ACPI info (/proc/acpi)

-h | --help
display help and exit

-v | --version
output version information and exit


The original version of this manual page was written by Paul Telford <> for the Debian system. Newer additions were done my Michael Meskes <>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU GPL.

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