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A Useful app in the terminal to get the state of the battery.


Supported options are:

-V To display the current Version of apm.
-v Print the current bios version and kernel driver Version.
-m Display the time remaining in minutes.
-M Monitor changes
-s Suspend the phone.
-d get a detailed View.


An example run with a almost full battery:

root@om-gta02:~# apm
On-line, battery status high: 99% (45d+12:15:00)

And with details:

root@om-gta02:~# apm -d
APM BIOS 1.2 (kernel driver 1.13)
On-line, battery status high: 99% (45d+12:15:00)
Using device 0x0a86, 1.13: 1.2
APM Flags      = 0x02; Line Status   = 0x01
Battery Status = 0x00; Battery Flags = 0x00
Battery %age   =   99; Battery Time  = 65535, use_mins=1

The sys interface

Battery information is at: /sys/devices/platform/bq27000-battery.0/power_supply/bat/ or /sys/class/power_supply/battery depending on your kernel.

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