shows the current (laptop) battery status in the X window environment.
Battery status is obtained through the APM kernel module.
The APM kernel module depends on your UNIX platform,
therefore, consult your documentation for its detail.
shows its battery status in a simple bar indicator.
option makes the indicator window keep always on top of your screen.
The thickness of the indicator is 3 pixels in default and
you can set the thickness as a parameter of
This indicator is appeared in the bottom of the display, as its default.
forces the status indicator to be at the top, left, and right of the
Though its a default, you can also use
as the option.
In the case the AC line is on-line (plugged in),
its color of the bar indicator consists of "green" and "olive drab"
The "green" portion shows its battery charging level.
These colors can be changed by
In the other case (AC line is off-line),
the "blue" portion of the bar indicator shows the percentage of
its remaining battery level.
The color conbination for the AC off-line case can be changed by
trys to know its battery status in every 10 seconds in default.
This is achived by APM polling.
option sets the polling interval in second.
If the mouse cursor enters in the status indicator,
the diagnosis window appears in the center of the display,
which shows both AC line status and battery remaining level.
This diagnosis window disappears if the mouse cursor leaves from
the status indicator.