acpi_listen(8) acpi_listen(8)

NAME acpi_listen - ACPI event listener

SYNOPSIS acpi_listen [options]

DESCRIPTION acpid is the system-wide ACPI event catcher. acpi_listen is a simple shell-friendly tool which connects to acpid and listens for events. When an event occurs, acpi_listen will print it on stdout.

OPTIONS -c, --count events Receive up to a maximum number of ACPI events, then exit.

-s, --socketfile filename This option changes the name of the UNIX domain socket which acpid opens. Default is /var/run/acpid.socket.

-t, --time seconds Listen for the specified time in seconds, before exiting.

-v, --version Print version information and exit.

-h, --help Show help and exit.

FILES /var/run/acpid.socket

BUGS There are no known bugs. To file bug reports, see AUTHORS below.

SEE ALSO regcomp(3), sh(1), socket(2), connect(2)

AUTHORS Tim Hockin <> Luca Capello <>

Nov 2003 acpi_listen(8)