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       battery-stats-collector - Collect statistics about battery charge


       battery-stats-collector [option] ...


       Does  exactly  as  it says on the tin - it will collect information from the APM subsystem
       and write it to a log file.

       Normally battery-stats-collector will be invoked by the system startup scripts.


       battery-stats follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long  options  starting  with
       two dashes (`-').

       -o FILE, --output FILE
              Append statistics to the given file. The default filename is /var/log/battery-stats

       -i SECS, --interval=SECS
              Sampling  intervals  in seconds. If not specified, stats will be collected every 30

       -F COUNT, --flush=COUNT
              Flushes data to the log file every  COUNT  samples.  A  value  of  zero  turns  off
              flushing  altogether.  If  left  unspecified, battery-stats-collector will assume a
              value of 1, i.e. flush at every write. Setting the value too low will tend to  keep
              the  disk  spinning  (and  use battery needlessly). Setting the value too high will
              loose statistics in case of an improper shutdown.
              Note that since battery-stats-collector uses the standard Ansi C library, data will
              still  be  flushed  periodically (regardless of this setting) once the buffer fills
              up. The size of the buffer is platform dependent,  but  4Kb  and  8Kb  seem  pretty

       -b NUM, --battery-num=NUM
              Read  information  about  battery  number NUM. (In case you have multiple batteries

       -1, --once
              Only collect a single sample and exit. The default is to loop continiously.

       -I, --ignore-missing-battery
              Keeps quiet about missing batteries. This stops the warnings on stderr/syslog  that
              would otherwise occur when the battery is missing.

       -s, --syslog
              Log  error  messages  to  syslog,  rather than stderr. Note that messages regarding
              invalid command line parameters will still go to stderr.

       -V, --version
              Show version of battery-stats-collector and exit.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options and exit.


              Default file for writing battery charge samples to.


       Newer   versions   of   this   program   may   (or    may    not)    be    available    at


       This  manual page was written initially written by Karl E. Jorgensen <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
       Adapted by Antonio Radici <> to include libacpi and autotools support, see
       History for details.
       Kevin Funk <> took over maintainership in 2012.

                                         October 30, 2012              BATTERY-STATS-COLLECTOR(8)