I expanded onConnect, you can check out the current version here. I plan to add more triggers, but for now I've added a File trigger.

The configuration file now supports a 'File:$name' section, that you then define a fine to monitor, expected contents of the file, and whether you want to run a command when that file does or does not match the expected value. Only acting when the value changes, though.

But why you might ask? Well, after reading Bumblebee on Arch Wiki I wanted to toggle Nvidia vs Intel on my XPS 15 whenever I moved to/from battery or A/C power. I was initially going to hardcode onConnect to handle this, but that seemed limiting.

Instead I have a framework for other triggers, and simply had to point onConnect to monitor /sys/class/power_supply/ACAD/online file which will change depending on my power source.

Here it is changing from AC power to battery, you can also see the increase in battery time using acpi.

#Unplugging the power cable  
DEBUG:root:State changed for File:onACPower  
DEBUG:root:New state matches configuration File:onACPower, running
actionFalse Cmd echo OFF > /proc/acpi/bbswitch  
DEBUG:root:Found File:onBatteryPower  
DEBUG:root:Loading Configuration for File:onBatteryPower  
DEBUG:root:Looking up prior state for File:onBatteryPower  
DEBUG:root:Prior state for File:onBatteryPower is 1  
DEBUG:root:State changed for File:onBatteryPower  
DEBUG:root:New state matches configuration File:onBatteryPower, running
actionTrue Cmd echo OFF > /proc/acpi/bbswitch  
#watching acpi/bbswitch status in another window. Before/After the
configuration change above  
#plugged in AC power with bbswitch 'ON'  
[jpyth@arch-jpyth jpyth]# cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch ; acpi  
0000:01:00.0 ON  
Battery 0: Unknown, 99%  
#unplugged, before the next run occured(13 second window).  
[jpyth@arch-jpyth jpyth]# cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch ; acpi  
0000:01:00.0 ON  
Battery 0: Discharging, 96%, 02:19:09 remaining  
#after the above run competes. bbswitch is 'OFF', and battery time
increased.  
[jpyth@arch-jpyth jpyth]# cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch ; acpi  
0000:01:00.0 OFF  
Battery 0: Discharging, 96%, 03:37:31 remaining  
#behaves exactly as expected when plugging power back in. The above is
a set of redundant configs, only to show the True/False case possible
with the configuration. I'd normally only have one.

I can now tie in the g13 daemon quite easily, and monitor the log file for error to stop the daemon upon disconnect and also start the daemon when the device is connected automatically.

By Jacob Morgan

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