How to Get Mac Battery Level from Command Line

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I'm a big fan of having as much information as I can get within the command line. I couldn't go without knowing which git branch I'm on, for example. Another important piece of information I like having is my current battery percentage.

To get the current battery level from command line, you can run:

pmset -g batt | grep -Eo "\d+%"

Since I get lost in command line for hours at a time, having the percentage present saves me the labor of shifting my eyes outside of shell. What information do you like having in your command line?

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  1. Brian

    I turned this into alias called battery. Thanks for the tip!

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