wmgtemp(1) Temperature sensor dock app for Window Maker


wmgtemp [options]


wmgtemp is a dock-app for Window Maker that graphically displays the CPU and System temperatures using the lm_sensors package. It displays the CPU and System temperature values, a scaling graph of temperature history, high-temperature warning lights and temperatures in degrees Celsius, Fahrenheit or Kelvin.

The temperature graph is auto scaling, meaning that if the max or min temperature boundary is crossed the graph will be scaled to display the temperature. A red line marks the upper boundary whereas a blue line indicates the lower boundary. When all the temperatures being displayed are within the boundaries the graph will be scaled back to the preset values for min/max and the boundary indicator lines will be removed.

The high temperature warning lights located on the left of the temperature type indicators show amber or red when the warning or high temperatures are reached respectively. Normal operating temperature is indicated by no light.


-h, --help
display the usage information
-s, --scale=SCALE
show temperatures using SCALE temperature scale. SCALE=celcius, fahrenheit or kelvin.
Default: celcius
-S, --sensorconf=PATH
specify the PATH to the lm_sensors config
Default: /etc/sensors.conf
-g, --graph=STYLE
display graph as STYLE. STYLE=line or block.
Default: line
-H, --high=TEMP display red warning light at TEMP degrees celcius.
Default: 50
-w, --warn=TEMP display amber warning light at TEMP degrees celcius.
Default: 45

-u, --update=SEC
update the display every SEC seconds.
Default: 1

-m, --min=TEMP
set the lower bound of the graph to TEMP degrees celcius.
Default: 20

-M, --max=TEMP
set the upper bound of the graph to TEMP degrees celcius.
Default: 35

-1, --feature1=F1
set the feature for CPU
Default: temp1

-2, --feature2=F2
set the feature for SYS
Default: temp2

-c, --chip=CHIP
specify the chip sensor to use
Default: auto

-a, --execat=TEMP
execute a command at TEMP degrees celcius.
Default: none

-e, --exec=COMMAND
execute COMMAND when the 'execat' temperature is reached.
Default: none

-t, --swap
swap/transpose temperature values

-q, --quiet
Don't display any messages


~/.wmgtemprc   User configuration.

The format of this file is:

# wmgtemp example config scale:celcius graph:line high:50 warn:45 update:1 min:25 max:35 execat:80 exec:shutdown -h 10 swap:n quiet:y feature1:temp1 feature2:temp2



You can cycle through the graph types by clicking on the graph display area.

High Temperature Toggle

You can toggle the displaying of high temperatures by click on the temperature for the corrosponding temperature. The viewing of high temperatures is indicated by an amber arrow to the left of the temperature. The current temperatures will continue to be displayed on the graph.

Temperature display TOGGLE

You may toggle the displaying of a temperature on the graph by clicking on the corrosponding type. e.g To toggle the display of the CPU temperature click on CPU. The type indicator (CPU or SYS) will disappear and the temperature will not be displayed on the graph, although the temperature value will continue to be displayed.

Temperature Scale Cycling

You may change the scale the temperatures are displayed in by clicking on either of the CPU or SYS scale indicators. The cycle order is C -> K -> F


Blank lines in the config file cause a Segmentation Fault.


wmgtemp was written by Roger Dunce <[email protected]>