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       lcdproc - system status information client


       lcdproc [-hfv] [-c config] [-s host] [-p port] [-e delay] [screen ...]


       lcdproc  is  the  client  in  the  LCDproc suite that displays information about the local
       system's status on an LCD that is connected to an LCDd server daemon.

       Due to the client-server architecture it does not matter whether the LCDd daemon  runs  on
       the local machine or on a remote system.

       Most  settings of lcdproc are configured through its configuration file /etc/lcdproc.conf,
       some of them can be overridden using command line options.

       Before running lcdproc you should carefully read through that file and modify the settings
       therein according to your needs.

       When compiled appropriately, some aspects of lcdproc can even configured at run time using
       a menu on the LCD.

       Currently, only Linux, the BSD variants FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and  Darwin  as  well  as
       Solaris are supported, but not all features may be available on all platforms.


       lcdproc understands these command line options:

       -c config
              Use a configuration file other than /etc/LCDd.conf

       -s host
              Connect  to  the  LCDd  server  on  host,  instead  to  the one listed in te Server
              parameter in the config file's [lcdproc]  section.   If  not  given  here  and  not
              specified  in  the  config  file  or  if the default config file does not exist, it
              defaults to 'localhost.

       -p port
              Use port port when connecting to the LCDd server on host.   This  option  overrides
              the  Port  parameter  in  the  config  file's [lcdproc] section.  Without a default
              config file or when not set in the config file, it defaults  to  the  LCDproc  port

       -f     Run  in  the  foreground,  overriding the Foreground parameter in the config file's
              [lcdproc] section.  The default, if not in the config  file  or  without  a  config
              file,  is  to daemonize lcdproc as it is intended to display the system information
              in the background.

       -e delay
              Sleep delay in 100ths of seconds between updating screens in an update cycle.  This
              option  overrides the Delay parameter in the config file's [lcdproc] section.  When
              not given and not in the config file, it defaults to 0.

       -h     Show help screen.

       -v     Print the version of lcdproc and exit.

       screen can be one of the following:

              C CPU           show detailed CPU usage

              P SMP-CPU       CPU usage overview: one line per  CPU,  especially  useful  on  SMP

              G CPUGraph      CPU histogram

              L Load          Load histogram

              M Memory        memory & swap usage

              S ProcSize      memory usage of 5 biggest processes

              D Disk          filling level of the mounted file systems

              I Iface         network interface usage

              B Battery       battery status

              T TimeDate      time & date information

              O OldTime       old time screen

              U Uptime        uptime screen

              K BigClock      big clock

              N MiniClock     minimal clock

              A About         credits page

              On  the  command line you may either use the short or the long screen name.  In the
              config file, the long names are used as section labels  to  configure  the  screens

              You  may  also  prefix  the  screen names with an exclamation mark '!' to disable a
              screen that was activated in the config file instead of activating a disabled one.


              lcdproc C M D '!L'

       With the command line specified above,  lcdproc  loads  the  default  configuration  file,
       connects  to  the LCDd server specified therein and then displays the following screens in
       addition to those activated in the configuration file on the LCD:

       *      detailed CPU Usage

       *      Memory & swap usage

       *      filling level of the mounted file systems


       *      Load histogram

       screen is disabled and therefore not shown in the display.  (The quotes are  not  part  of
       lcdproc's  command line syntax; they are required to disable special interpretation of the
       exclamation mark by the shell).


       /etc/lcdproc.conf, lcdproc's default configuration file


       LCDd(8), lcdproc-config(5)


       Many people have contributed to LCDproc.  See the CREDITS file for more details.

       All questions should be sent to the lcdproc mailing  list.   The  mailing  list,  and  the
       newest version of LCDproc, should be available from here:



       LCDproc  is released as "WorksForMe-Ware".  In other words, it is free, kinda neat, and we
       don't guarantee that it will do anything in particular on any machine except the  ones  it
       was developed on.

       It  is  technically released under the GNU GPL license (you should have received the file,
       "COPYING", with LCDproc) (also, look on for more information), so  you
       can  distribute  and use it for free -- but you must make the source code freely available
       to anyone who wants it.

       For any sort of real legal information, read the GNU GPL  (GNU  General  Public  License).
       It's worth reading.