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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.


-b | --battery
show battery information
-a | --ac-adapter
show ac adapter information
-t | --thermal
show thermal information
-c | --cooling
show cooling device information
-V | --everything
show every device, overrides above options
-s | --show-empty
show non-operational devices
-i | --details
show additional details if available:
* battery capacity information
* temperature trip points
-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 (either /proc/acpi or /sys/class)
-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 by Michael Meskes <>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU GPL.