[SOLVED] How can I tell battery life from command line?
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That's the extent of my question: When I'm using the command line (in runlevel 3), what command can I use to figure out how much battery life I have left? Yes, I've Googled and looked through the (outdated) Slackware Linux book and tried apropos battery, etc. I'm out of ideas (quickly, I know).
On 14.0 you can also use the 'upower --monitor-detail' command to give you full information regarding the battery state. Also, on some specific laptops, there are certain modules than can give this information in files under /sys (like in the case of ThinkPads, there is the tp_smapi module set that provides battery info in /sys/devices/platform/smapi.)