Sometimes, especially when I run intensive simulations on one of my machines, I want to be able to keep an eye on the temperatures of my CPU. lm_sensors gives me this functionality on my arch linux systems, and the ArchWiki has a great intro page on it.

One thing that I was missing was a small, lightweight console application to monitor the temperature of my CPU cores. Since I could not find anything online that would provide a simple, absolutely spartan way to read my temperatures, I wrote ctmpmon using python and ncurses. The code is on GitHub. Here is a screenshot:


Figure 1: screenshot


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