We can all use programs of many flavours to monitor, plot and manage temperatures in our boxes. Sometimes however, you just want to see ‘What is the temp NOW?’. lm-sensors makes this extremely easy. Simply do the following to get a quick view of your temps (Tested on Ubuntu 10.04 and 8.04 LTS).
# Log in as ‘root’ sudo bash # Install the lm-sensors package apt-get install lm-sensors # After the install completes, run the following command and answer YES to all questions sensors-detect # You can now view temperatures for your machine by typing the following sensors
Obviously, lm-sensors can do waaaaaaay more than only this. For more info I suggest looking at the documentation.