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MIT license

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rusty-battery

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CLI tool which notifies you when laptop battery reaches a threshold.

Why should you use rusty-battery?

If you aren't able to set start/stop charge threshold (for example via TLP) but would still like to make sure that your battery won't exceed your preferred threshold. rusty-battery can let you know when your battery reached the threshold by showing a desktop notification and optionally pinging your KDE Connect devices.

Features

notify

Notify whenever battery percentage exceeds the given threshold

Usage: rusty-battery notify [OPTIONS]

Options:

-t, --threshold <THRESHOLD>
        Battery charge threshold

        Whenever the chosen battery device reaches this charge threshold and will be charging, notifications will be sent, alerting that the charger should be unplugged.

        [minimum: 0] [maximum: 100]

        [default: 80]

-v, --verbose...
        More output per occurrence

-m, --model <MODEL>
        Battery model name

        If this value is omitted and only battery device is found for the current device, that one will be used.

        Otherwise, please use the `batteries` subcommand to get a list of all battery devices to get the model of the wanted battery device which should be monitored.

-q, --quiet...
        Less output per occurrence

    --refresh-secs <REFRESH_SECS>
        Number of seconds to wait before refreshing battery device data

        After every battery device refresh, its data will be checked. Notifications will be sent everytime they should be, based on the new refreshed battery device data.

        [default: 30]

    --summary <SUMMARY>
        Notification summary

        Supported variables: THRESHOLD, CHARGE_STATE, MODEL, REFRESH_SECS

        Reference these variables in your summary like shell environment variables with the '$' prefix.

        [default: "Charge limit warning"]

    --body <BODY>
        Notification body

        Supported variables: THRESHOLD, CHARGE_STATE, MODEL, REFRESH_SECS

        Reference these variables in your body like shell environment variables with the '$' prefix.

        [default: "Battery percentage reached the $THRESHOLD% threshold, please unplug your charger"]

    --kde-connect [<KDE_CONNECT_NAMES>...]
        KDE Connect device names

        If this value is not present, KDE Connect will not be used.

        If this value is empty, all of the KDE Connect devices will be pinged.

    --disable-desktop
        Disable desktop notifications

        Specify this flag if you don't want desktop notifications to be shown whenever the chosen battery percentage exceeds the given threshold.

-h, --help
        Print help information (use `-h` for a summary)

-V, --version
        Print version information

batteries

List all available batteries of the current device

Usage: rusty-battery batteries [OPTIONS]

Options:

-h, --help       Print help information
-q, --quiet      Less output per occurrence
-v, --verbose    More output per occurrence
-V, --version    Print version information

kde-connect-devices

List all available KDE Connect devices

Usage: rusty-battery kde-connect-devices [OPTIONS]

Options:

-h, --help       Print help information
-q, --quiet      Less output per occurrence
-v, --verbose    More output per occurrence
-V, --version    Print version information

Installation

From crates.io

cargo install rusty-battery

From source

  1. Clone the repository
git clone git@github.com:kucera-lukas/rusty-battery.git
  1. Change directory
cd rusty-battery
  1. Install with cargo
cargo install --path .

From release page

Download a binary of the latest release and move it to a directory which is in your $PATH. You may need to change the binary's permissions by running:

chmod +x rusty-battery

If there are any problems with the pre-compiled binaries, file an issue.

Usage tips

This tool is best used when set up as a background task.

Setup with cron

  1. Open crontab
crontab -e
  1. Paste in @reboot rusty-battery notify [YOUR OPTIONS]
  2. Save and exit the text editor, you should see crontab: installing new crontab in your terminal
  3. Reboot the system
reboot

Logging

  1. Choose the log verbosity via the -v or --verbose flag
  2. Append it to the rusty-battery command
  3. Redirect output via >> /path/to/log/file 2>&1
  4. Check all logs via
more /path/to/log/file
  • Check live logs:
tail -f /path/to/log/file

Debugging

ps aux | grep -e rusty-battery
  • To kill the job you can use ($PID can be found via the previous command):
kill $PID

Device support

Tested on:

  • OS: Fedora 34, 35, 36
  • DE: Plasma

Dependencies

~8–37MB
~552K SLoC