ON_AC_POWER(1) General Commands Manual ON_AC_POWER(1)
on_ac_power - test whether computer is running on AC power
on_ac_power checks whether the system is running on abundant power
(such as AC mains, an USB charger, etc), as opposed to battery power.
0 (true) System is on mains power
1 (false) System is not on mains power
255 (false) Power status could not be determined
The vast majority of desktops and servers have no power sensors, thus
they return 255 "unknown"; for most purposes you'd want to consider
this answer to imply mains power -- note that 255 evaluates as false
for the shell.
This program currently provides only information known to the kernel;
it doesn't (yet?) query userspace daemons such as nut which may provide
This manual page was written by Steve Dodd <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
was updated by Thomas Hood then by Adam Borowski.
12 March 2018 ON_AC_POWER(1)