acpi_listen(8) System Manager's Manual acpi_listen(8)

acpi_listen - ACPI event listener

acpi_listen [options]

acpid is the system-wide ACPI event catcher. acpi_listen is a simple shell-friendly tool which connects to acpid and listens for events. When an event occurs, acpi_listen will print it on stdout.

-c, --count events
Receive up to a maximum number of ACPI events, then exit.
-s, --socketfile filename
This option changes the name of the UNIX domain socket which acpid opens. Default is /var/run/acpid.socket.
-t, --time seconds
Listen for the specified time in seconds, before exiting.
-v, --version
Print version information and exit.
-h, --help
Show help and exit.


There are no known bugs. To file bug reports, see AUTHORS below.


Ted Felix (
Tim Hockin <>
Luca Capello <>
Nov 2003