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===Usage===
 
===Usage===

Revision as of 20:14, 9 August 2012

hddtemp is a small utility (daemonizable) that gives you the temperature of your hard drive by reading S.M.A.R.T. information (for drives that support this feature).

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

Running the daemon gives you the possibility to access the temperature via an TCP/IP request, so you could use this in order to check the temperature from outside, or within some scripts.

Setup

Start the daemon:

# rc.d start hddtemp

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

# DAEMONS=(... 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

Refer to the manpage for information like supported drives, logging, etc.

$ man hddtemp

Monitors

Hddtemp can be easily integrated with system monitors like Conky, the sensors-applet for GNOME Panel or the xfce4-sensors-plugin for Xfce Panel.

See also

lm sensors