I have been looking on the internet and found nothing for getting readings of the temperatures of the CPU on the Raspberry Pi.

Im using Raspbian (Wheezy).

Any help would be great for everyone!

  • asked and answered multiple times: raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/8690/7274
    – lenik
    Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 6:55
  • i didnt want to do jQuery or graphs.
    – Alex
    Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 7:37
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    reading /sys/class/thermal_zone0/temp does not require no graphs nor jquery
    – lenik
    Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 8:03
  • but the 2 answers in the question you linked talked about using jQuery or output with graphs. and python.
    – Alex
    Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 8:04
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    please, read the question, the quote starting from "# read the temperature and convert..." and the next 2 lines.
    – lenik
    Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 8:06

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I found an answer at http://www.raspberrypi.org forums. You can read the CPU temp via bash script. Save this script as getTemp.sh in /usr/local/bin folder and give execute permission with chmod +x /usr/local/bin/getTemp.sh command. Then run it, you will get temp values.

cpuTemp0=$(cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp)
cpuTempM=$(($cpuTemp2 % $cpuTemp1))

echo CPU temp"="$cpuTemp1"."$cpuTempM"'C"
echo GPU $(/opt/vc/bin/vcgencmd measure_temp)

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