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=Description=
 
 
 
'''Hddtemp''' is a daemon that monitors and reports hard disk temperature. It is a lightweight daemon and is useful for retrieving temperature readings for hard disks that have temperature sensors built into them.
 
'''Hddtemp''' is a daemon that monitors and reports hard disk temperature. It is a lightweight daemon and is useful for retrieving temperature readings for hard disks that have temperature sensors built into them.
  
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Sync and install with pacman:
 
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  # DAEMONS=(coretemp it87 ... '''hddtemp''' ...)
 
  # DAEMONS=(coretemp it87 ... '''hddtemp''' ...)
  
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Hddtemp can be invoked with the drive as the argument:
 
Hddtemp can be invoked with the drive as the argument:
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  # man hddtemp
 
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==Monitors==
  
 
Hddtemp can be easily integrated with system monitors like [[Conky]] or the GNOME sensors applet.
 
Hddtemp can be easily integrated with system monitors like [[Conky]] or the GNOME sensors applet.

Revision as of 19:39, 16 August 2010

Hddtemp is a daemon that monitors and reports hard disk temperature. It is a lightweight daemon and is useful for retrieving temperature readings for hard disks that have temperature sensors built into them.

Installation

Sync and install with pacman:

# pacman -S hddtemp

Start the daemon:

# /etc/rc.d/hddtemp start

Add the daemon to the DAEMONS array in /etc/rc.conf to facilitate auto-start on boot:

# DAEMONS=(coretemp it87 ... hddtemp ...)

Usage

Hddtemp can be invoked with the drive as the argument:

# hddtemp /dev/sd[x]

Where x is the drive.

Another way to get the temperature is by connecting to the daemon which is listening on port 7634.

# telnet localhost 7634

Or with netcat:

# netcat localhost 7634

For other information like hard drives supported, logging e.t.c. refer to the manpage:

# man hddtemp

Monitors

Hddtemp can be easily integrated with system monitors like Conky or the GNOME sensors applet.