Here’s a neat little script I whipped up this morning to give me some real time information on what my desktop’s load temperatures are. Please note that this requires lmsensors to be setup for your box.

while : ;
     sleep 3
     sensors | grep Core

If you don’t have lmsensors setup, its pretty easy to do in Debian/Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors

And then run this to set it up:


Edit: Our good friend Torben has very wisely pointed out that this could actually be much simpler using the watch command. Thanks Torben!

watch -n 3 “sensors|grep Core”