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como: batteries complete

como is a minimalistic utillity to monitor your battery.

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Why como?

The answer is simple: Alessandro Volta grew up in the town of Como and since he invented the battery I thought it would be a great name.

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What is this?

With como you can check out how your battery is doing. You can easily automate this process so that you don't need to worry about it. Every once in a while you can quickly check out your battery info. You can export this data into the portable .csv format and import it again later. You can even import data form another battery utility such as coconutBattery.

Most importantly you can take all this to the next level, if you choose to do so. Upload your battery data to the como web application to check everything out in a nice interface wherever you are. You can always easily open your computer's personal page.


It's as simple as that:

$ pip install como

Afterwards run the init command to get everything setup and stop worrying.

$ como init


como - Saves the current battery state.

como info - Prints information about battery and battery history.

como import <file> - Imports statistics from .csv file (time, capacity, cycles)

como export - Exports data to como.csv file to current directory.

como upload - Uploads data to server.

como open - Opens personal battery information page.

como automate - Turns scheduling on or off. Saving and Uploading.

como init - Quick command to get everything setup on first start.

como reset - Removes all entries in database.


como stores all battery information (with zlib compression) in the file ~/.como. You are free to do whatever you want with the data in that file, its yours after all.

So go out there and hack some code!


  • Cross-Platform (Linux & Mac)
  • Automatically run with cron/launchd scheduling
  • Export data to .csv file
  • Import data from .csv file
  • Simple Statistics
  • Histories for Cycles and Capacity
  • Upload Data to server


Fork and contribute!

For questions and suggestions, feel free to shoot me an email

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Copyright (c) 2012-2015, Cecil Woebker. License: BSD (see LICENSE for details)

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