Because LC can't do two things at once.

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sat Feb 21 08:59:03 CET 2015

Peter M. Brigham wrote:

> Just out of curiosity, how *would* you do this via shell call or
> the equivalent on a Windows laptop?

Good question.

Thanks to the beautiful simplicity of the Linux /proc directory I was 
able to find:

   cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1/state

The "charging state" field there will contain "charging" or "discharging".

Now if we can turn up a Win command line solution I'll write a handler 
for this that'll make it convenient to get this info on all three platforms.

Martin, thanks for handling the Mac side - nice work.

> On Feb 20, 2015, at 11:19 AM, Martin Koob wrote:
>> Hi Richard
>> I noticed in your bug report was for Mac so till that enhancement gets
>> implemented you could use this.
>> function powerStatus
>>   put shell ("pmset -g batt") into tPowerStatus
>>   put matchtext(tPowerStatus, "'([^']*)",tPowerSource) into tSuccess
>>   return tPowerSource
>> end powerStatus

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for Desktop, Mobile, and Web
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