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SubjectRe: Better battery info/status files
On Sun, 4 Feb 2001, Ben Ford wrote:

> David Woodhouse wrote:
>
> > On Sun, 4 Feb 2001, James Sutherland wrote:
> >
> > > For the end-user, the ability to see readings in other units would be
> > > useful - how many people on this list work in litres/metres/kilometres,
> > > and how many in gallons/feet/miles? Probably enough in both groups that
> > > neither could count as universal...
> >
> > Yeah. We can have this as part of the locale settings, changable by
> > echoing the desired locale string to /proc/sys/kernel/lc_all.
> >
> > -
>
> Just an idea, . . but isn't this something better done in userland?
>
> (ben@Deacon)-(06:49am Sun Feb 4)-(ben)
> $ date +%s
> 981298161
> (ben@Deacon)-(06:49am Sun Feb 4)-(ben)
> $ date +%c
> Sun Feb 4 06:49:24 2001

That's what I'd do, anyway - /dev/pieceofstring would return the length of
said piece of string in some units, explicityly stated. (e.g. "5m" or
"15ft").

"uname -s" ("how long's a piece of string on this system") would then
convert the length into feet, metres or fathoms, depending on what the
user prefers.


James.

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