Linux: Check Battery Status Command

I am new CentOS Linux user and using it on Dell laptop. How can I check check battery status using X terminal on CentOS or Debian/Ubuntu Linux?

You need to use any one of the following command to find out battery information for Linux powered laptop.

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Tutorial details
DifficultyEasy (rss)
Root privilegesNo
RequirementsNone
Time1m

Howto check battery status?

Open the Terminal and type the following command:

acpi

OR

acpi -i -b

Sample outputs:

Fig.01: Showing acpi battery status on Linux

Fig.01: Showing acpi battery status on Linux

Use upower command to get battery status

On the latest version of Linux try:

upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0

Sample outputs:

Fig.02: Displaying battery info using upower

Fig.02: Displaying battery info using upower

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