Linux: Check Battery Status Command

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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.

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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See also
  • Man pages: acpi(1),upower(1),proc(5)

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