Read CPU & Other system temparatures in Linux

Type the following command to install software on CentOS / RHEL / Fedora Linux:

yum install lm_sensors

If you are using Debian / Ubuntu Linux, enter:

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors

Now to configure lm_sensors:

To detect hardware monitoring chips, type the following command as the root user:



sudo sensors-detect

you’ll need to answer yes to most if not all of the options as to which sensors to enable, finally select yes to add the lines to /etc/modules automatically.

To run / read the sensor information just type:


To have the information displayed in realtime use watch to display the sensors information. Use CTRL + C to end the watch command.

watch 'sensors | grep "Core "'
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