Warn when battery is low

2020-08-30 2 min read Learning bash scripting

I am very lazy to look at battery status and want to be warned when the battery is low. This means that even if I am away from the laptop, I can be warned that laptop is about to poweroff due to battery low. So, what kind of alerts I can have, many -

  1. zenity message box
  2. email
  3. sms with twillio
  4. Telegram message and possibility is endless.
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LOW=35 ## This si the lowest percentage at which I want the alerts.
## Parse the acpi statue and decide if alert needs to be sent
per=$(/usr/bin/acpi -b | awk '{print $4}'|sed 's/%.*//') 

# source ~/bin/cron-scripts/sendsms.sh
if [[ $(/usr/bin/acpi |grep -c "Full\|Charging") > 0 ]]
then
    #This is when the AC is connected.
    exit 0
fi


if [[ ! -z $per && $per < $LOW ]]
then
    # sendsms "Battery is at $per%"
    export sub="Battery is at $per%"
    echo "Battery is running out : $per"|/usr/sbin/sendmail -t
    display_msg.sh "ACPI Warn" "Battery is at $per%"
    echo "ACPI Warn" "Battery is at $per%" | /home/amitag/bin/twilio-sms +919535210501
    zenity --warning --text="Battery is at $per%"
fi

Put this script somewhere and schedule in cron for every minute and enjoy.

Hope this is useful for you.

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