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ACPI(1) General Commands Manual ACPI(1)


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.


show battery information
show ac adapter information
show thermal information
show cooling device information
show every device, overrides above options
show non-operational devices
show additional details if available:
* battery capacity information
* temperature trip points
use fahrenheit as the temperature unit instead of default celsius
use kelvin as the temperature unit instead of default celsius
use the old /proc interface, default is the new /sys one
path to ACPI info (either /proc/acpi or /sys/class)
display help and exit
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 by Michael Meskes <>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU GPL.