How to display battery status from command line
The information regarding your battery status and ACPI is stored in /proc and /sys file system. The easiest way to read this information is using the various commands line option tools as well as GUI tool on Linux operating system.
upower command: a command line tool for UPower which provides an interface to enumerate power sources on the system and control system-wide power management.
acpi command: shows battery status and other ACPI information from /proc and /sys file system.
/sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/ directory: store ACPI information about your first battery.
Use upower command to check battery status from command line
Type the following command
upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
native-path: BAT0 vendor: ASUSTeK model: N56--52 power supply: yes updated: 2019 m. lapkričio 02 d. 18:52:55 (32 seconds ago) has history: yes has statistics: yes battery present: yes rechargeable: yes state: charging warning-level: none energy: 6,593 Wh energy-empty: 0 Wh energy-full: 20,257 Wh energy-full-design: 48,84 Wh energy-rate: 27,539 W voltage: 11,1 V time to full: 29,8 minutes percentage: 32% capacity: 41,4762% technology: lithium-ion icon-name: 'battery-good-charging-symbolic' History (charge): 1572713575 32,000 charging History (rate): 1572713575 27,539 charging
Use apci command to check battery status using terminal
The acpi command may not be installed by default so use apt-get command or yum command to install the same:
yum install acpitool
Ubuntu / Debian
apt-get install acpitool
Sample outputs from Ubuntu 19.10 laptop:
Battery #1 : Charging, 55.56%, 00:20:00 AC adapter : online Thermal info :
Linux check battery command
Type the following command:
Battery 0: Charging, 60%, 00:18:52 until charged Battery 0: design capacity 4400 mAh, last full capacity 1824 mAh = 41% Adapter 0: on-line Thermal 0: ok, 46.0 degrees C Thermal 0: trip point 0 switches to mode critical at temperature 108.0 degrees C Thermal 0: trip point 1 switches to mode passive at temperature 110.0 degrees C Cooling 0: Processor 0 of 3 Cooling 1: Processor 0 of 3 Cooling 2: Processor 0 of 3 Cooling 3: Processor 0 of 3 Cooling 4: x86_pkg_temp no state information available Cooling 5: Processor 0 of 3 Cooling 6: Processor 0 of 3 Cooling 7: Processor 0 of 3 Cooling 8: intel_powerclamp no state information available Cooling 9: Processor 0 of 3
To just see status, enter:
Battery 0: Charging, 61%, 00:18:42 until charged