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Created November 15, 2013 19:36
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Print the battery percentage using colors for High, Medium, Low battery levels. Uses acpitool to parse for battery percentage level.
#!/usr/bin/env python
# coding=UTF-8
import sys, subprocess
p = subprocess.Popen(["acpitool", "-ab"], stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
output = p.communicate()[0]
# find the line with the battery percentage
o_cur = [l for l in output.splitlines() if '%' in l][0]
# parse the battery percentage from acpitool stdout
b_cur = [perc.strip()[:-1] for perc in o_cur.split(',') if '%' in perc][0]
b_val = float(b_cur)
# Output
out = (b_cur + u'%').encode('utf-8')
color_green = '\033[32m'
color_yellow = '\033[33m'
color_red = '\033[31m'
color_reset = '\033[00m'
color_out = (
color_green if b_val > 80
else color_yellow if b_val > 30
else color_red
out = color_out + out + color_reset + '\n'
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