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My laptop seems to be running SUPER HOT. Is there a command to ask for the CPU temp from the terminal?

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You want sensors from the lm_sensors package.

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pardon my ignorance, but what is the lm_sensors package? Do I need to install it? How can I use it? I was expecting a command like >check CPU – Ramy Nov 26 '10 at 21:30
It's a package in the normal Fedora repo. It may already be installed on the system. You use it by running sensors. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Nov 26 '10 at 21:36
A good addition to this answer are GUI apps that can talk to sensors. gkrellm, conky etc. Running one of these permanently doesn't hurt. – vtest Jan 29 '11 at 14:08
yum install lm_sensors – leif81 Sep 13 '11 at 1:24
"sensors_detect" may be required before "sensors" command – Talespin_Kit Jun 6 '13 at 8:42

Use sensors command from lm_sensors package to find the CPU temp.

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