Python Bindings for libsensors
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README.md

sensors.py

python bindings using ctypes for libsensors3 of the lm-sensors project. The code was written against libsensors 3.3.4.

For documentation of the low level API see sensors.h. For an example of the high level API see example.py.

For a GUI application that displays the sensor readings and is based on this library, take a look at sensors-unity.

Features

  • Full access to low level libsensors3 API
  • High level iterator API
  • unicode handling
  • Python2 and Python3 compatible

Licensing

LGPLv2 (same as libsensors3)

Usage Notes

As Python does not support call by reference for primitive types some of the libsensors API had to be adapted:

# nr is changed by refrence in the C API
chip_name, nr = sensors.get_detected_chips(None, nr)

# returns the value. throws on error
val = sensors.get_value(chip, subfeature_nr)

Missing Features (pull requests are welcome):

  • sensors_subfeature_type enum
  • sensors_get_subfeature
  • Error handlers