lcdproc(1)                       LCDproc suite                      lcdproc(1)

       lcdproc - system status information client

       lcdproc [-hfv] [-c config] [-s host] [-p port] [-e delay] [screen ...]

       lcdproc is the client in the LCDproc suite that displays information
       about the local system's status on an LCD that is connected to an LCDd
       server daemon.

       Due to the client-server architecture it does not matter whether the
       LCDd daemon runs on the local machine or on a remote system.

       Most settings of lcdproc are configured through its configuration file
       /etc/lcdproc.conf, some of them can be overridden using command line

       Before running lcdproc you should carefully read through that file and
       modify the settings therein according to your needs.

       When compiled appropriately, some aspects of lcdproc can even
       configured at run time using a menu on the LCD.

       Currently, only Linux, the BSD variants FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and
       Darwin as well as Solaris are supported, but not all features may be
       available on all platforms.

       lcdproc understands these command line options:

       -c config
              Use a configuration file other than /etc/LCDd.conf

       -s host
              Connect to the LCDd server on host, instead to the one listed in
              te Server parameter in the config file's [lcdproc] section.  If
              not given here and not specified in the config file or if the
              default config file does not exist, it defaults to 'localhost.

       -p port
              Use port port when connecting to the LCDd server on host.  This
              option overrides the Port parameter in the config file's
              [lcdproc] section.  Without a default config file or when not
              set in the config file, it defaults to the LCDproc port 13666.

       -f     Run in the foreground, overriding the Foreground parameter in
              the config file's [lcdproc] section.  The default, if not in the
              config file or without a config file, is to daemonize lcdproc as
              it is intended to display the system information in the

       -e delay
              Sleep delay in 100ths of seconds between updating screens in an
              update cycle.  This option overrides the Delay parameter in the
              config file's [lcdproc] section.  When not given and not in the
              config file, it defaults to 0.

       -h     Show help screen.

       -v     Print the version of lcdproc and exit.

       screen can be one of the following:

              C CPU           show detailed CPU usage

              P SMP-CPU       CPU usage overview: one line per CPU, especially
                              useful on SMP systems.

              G CPUGraph      CPU histogram

              L Load          Load histogram

              M Memory        memory & swap usage

              S ProcSize      memory usage of 5 biggest processes

              D Disk          filling level of the mounted file systems

              I Iface         network interface usage

              B Battery       battery status

              T TimeDate      time & date information

              O OldTime       old time screen

              U Uptime        uptime screen

              K BigClock      big clock

              N MiniClock     minimal clock

              A About         credits page

              On the command line you may either use the short or the long
              screen name.  In the config file, the long names are used as
              section labels to configure the screens further.

              You may also prefix the screen names with an exclamation mark
              '!' to disable a screen that was activated in the config file
              instead of activating a disabled one.

              lcdproc C M D '!L'

       With the command line specified above, lcdproc loads the default
       configuration file, connects to the LCDd server specified therein and
       then displays the following screens in addition to those activated in
       the configuration file on the LCD:

       *      detailed CPU Usage

       *      Memory & swap usage

       *      filling level of the mounted file systems


       *      Load histogram

       screen is disabled and therefore not shown in the display.  (The quotes
       are not part of lcdproc's command line syntax; they are required to
       disable special interpretation of the exclamation mark by the shell).

       /etc/lcdproc.conf, lcdproc's default configuration file

       LCDd(8), lcdproc-config(5)

       Many people have contributed to LCDproc.  See the CREDITS file for more

       All questions should be sent to the lcdproc mailing list.  The mailing
       list, and the newest version of LCDproc, should be available from here:


       LCDproc is released as "WorksForMe-Ware".  In other words, it is free,
       kinda neat, and we don't guarantee that it will do anything in
       particular on any machine except the ones it was developed on.

       It is technically released under the GNU GPL license (you should have
       received the file, "COPYING", with LCDproc) (also, look on for more information), so you can distribute and
       use it for free -- but you must make the source code freely available
       to anyone who wants it.

       For any sort of real legal information, read the GNU GPL (GNU General
       Public License).  It's worth reading.

LCDproc                          24 March 2011                      lcdproc(1)