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== See also ==
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[[lm sensors]]

Revision as of 19:46, 16 August 2010

Hddtemp is a utlity that reports hard disk temperature. It comes with a lightweight daemon to provide the information of a local port.

Installation

Sync and install with pacman:

# pacman -S hddtemp

Usage

Hddtemp can be invoked with the drive as the argument:

# hddtemp /dev/sd[x]

Where x is the drive.

Daemon

Setup

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

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

$ telnet localhost 7634

Or with netcat:

$ nc 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.

See also

lm sensors