Share Code: Laptop Lid State

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Tue Jul 30 18:00:04 CEST 2013

On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 3:06 PM, Devyn Collier Johnson
<devyncjohnson at> wrote:
> Aloha everyone!
>    I attached a script that I thought I could share with everyone for your
> help. This Python3 script only works on Unix systems. It prints the current
> state of the lid. This can be used to make a script that performs some
> action when the lid is closed or open. The script is licensed under LGPLv3
> and I will soon upload it to my Launchpad account. Enjoy!

There's... no Python code in that. Why not simply
open("/proc/acpi/button/lid/LID/state") and read from it, instead of
using cat and awk?


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