I had posted a while back about a tool I had written to monitor the CPU temp in command line through ACPI. I later added logging and more hardware support, and then, I didn’t do much with it for almost a year.
After some renewed interest followed by several suggested features, I have a new release! The new version has command line arguments, includes an average temperature, can be run for a specified time, and can just return an average temperature over a few seconds, making this tool more and more useful.
In addition, I added comments to the code, did a little house cleaning, and worked on the temperature reporting to make it more robust for systems storing ACPI data in /sys.
I also packaged this as an RPM. While the RPM was created on Fedora 12, it is pretty universal. All it requires is python 2.X and ACPI. I also have a quick install script for non-RPM systems (or for, whatever). And, like previous releases, licensed under GPL, so share it with your friends.