Share Code: Laptop Lid State

Devyn Collier Johnson devyncjohnson at
Wed Jul 31 05:05:05 CEST 2013

On 07/30/2013 12:00 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> 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?
> ChrisA
The script returns either "open" or "close" instead of printing the 
whole file contents. I thought some people would find it useful (^_^;).


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