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    homebridge-macosx-info is homebridge plugin for Apple HomeKit, get and return somes systems informations from macOSX computer.

    Such as :

    • updateTime
    • Temperature (C°)
    • Fan speed (rpm)
    • Uptime
      • show how long system has been running
    • Load average (%)
      • the load average of the system over the last 1, 5, and 15 minute
    • Free Mem (Mo)
    • Disk avalable (%)
    • Users (nb)
    • CPU Power consumption (Watt)

    You can see below screenshots for illustrate homebridge-macos-info plugin.

    homebridge-macos-info, Eve., screenshot

    Screenshots are taken from the Elgato

    Exemple of .json data response file

        "updateTime":"Fri May 31 19:35:36 CEST 2019",
        "uptime":"up 13:21",
        "load":"2.52 2.17 2.07",


    • Install Homebrew (Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t)
    • Install node.js on macOS
    • Install Homebridge on macOS
    • Install Homebridge Config UI X on macOS (optional)
    • Install on iOS (for all availables plugin function), or it's possible to used "Home" app, but only on macOSX Majave and iOS (all plugin function aren't availables on this app !)
    • Enable NOPASSWD for user in /etc/sudoers file


    Used npm tool to install homebridge-macosx-info, and execute the command line below

    npm i homebridge-macosx-info


    STEP 1 : homebridge config.json file

    Add this lines in config.json

                "accessory": "MacOSXSysInfo",
                "name": "macOSX Info",
                "file": "/tmp/_homebridge-macosx-info.json",
                "serial": "042-03-000",
                "consumption": true,
                "user": true,
                "updateInterval": 60000
    Parameter Note Optionnal value
    accessory Name of accessory No MacOSXSysInfo
    name a human-readable name for your plugin No macOSX Info
    file .json respons file yes default : /tmp/_homebridge-macosx-info.json
    updateInterval is time in ms of data update yes default : null
    consumption true for log CPU Consumption yes default : null
    user true for log Users number yes default : null

    Note :

    1. The index.js call <PATH of Node Module>/homebridge-macosx-info/sh/ shell script. You can find this script in the repository in /src/sh directory
    2. It's possible that you can change the path of in readUptime function on index.js script
    async function readUptime() {
        const exec = require('child_process').exec;
        var script = await exec('/usr/local/lib/node_modules/homebridge-macosx-info/src/sh/',
            (error, stdout, stderr) => {
                if (error !== null) {
                    //this.log("exec error: " + ${error});

    STEP 2 : Adapte "" file in "src/sh" directory

    1. You can change path of temporary .json files -> var JSON_DATA_FILE
    2. You can change path and option of check_osx_smc binary -> var CHECK_OSX_SMC
    DIR=$(dirname $0)
    JSON_DATA_FILE=/tmp/_homebridge-macosx-info.json # path of .json respons file  
    CHECK_OSX_SMC=$DIR/../../bin/check_osx_smc # path of check_osx_smc binary 
    function sys_mon()
        # See the hardware compatibility -> 
        # See README -> 
        read -a fields <<< `$CHECK_OSX_SMC -s c -r TA0P,F0Ac -w 70,5200 -c 85,5800`
        read -a fields <<< `sudo powermetrics -i 500 -n1 --samplers cpu_power | grep "CPUs+GT+SA" | sed 's/Intel energy model derived package power (CPUs+GT+SA): //g'`
        _uptime=${_uptime%users*} ; _uptime=${_uptime%,*} ; _uptime=${_uptime#*up} ; _uptime=${_uptime%,*} ; _uptime=${_uptime#*up} ; _uptime="up ${_uptime# }"
        _load=${_load#*load averages: }
        _user=`who | wc -l`
        _user="${_user// /}"
        read -a fields <<< `vm_stat | perl -ne '/page size of (\d+)/ and $size=$1; /Pages\s+([^:]+)[^\d]+(\d+)/ and printf("%-16s % 16.2f Mi\n", "$1:", $2 * $size / 1048576)' | grep "free:"` ; _freemem=${fields[1]}
        read -a fields <<<  `df -h / | grep /` ; _disk=${fields[4]//%/}
        echo '{"updateTime":"'${_time}'","temperature":'${_temp:5:4}',"fan":'${_fan:5:4}',"power":'${_power}',"uptime":"'${_uptime}'","load":"'${_load}'","freemem":'${_freemem:0:6}',"disk":"'${_disk}'","user":'${_user}'}' > $JSON_DATA_FILE

    STEP 3 : Add NOPASSWD entry in your /etc/sudoers

    # root and users in group wheel can run anything on any machine as any user 
    root        ALL = (ALL) ALL
    %admin      ALL = (ALL) ALL

    Note : You must change the user <USER> by the user who run homebridge in your system

    STEP 4 : restart homebridge

    Combine the two commands in a terminal to restart homebridge background process

    • launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.homebridge.server.plist
    • launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.homebridge.server.plist

    Note : This commands are only avalable for macOS


    • Generate all the measures in a .json file [#3]
    • Worked on performance
      • Use only sh built-in (no sed & no awk) [#4]

    Known bugs

    • Uptime error in "homebridge-macosx-info" after more than one day ! [#1]
    • Temparature and fan mesures don't work on all Apple mac hardware. Used now check_osx_smc binary. You can see the hardware compatibility here [#2]



    I'm furnishing this software "as is". I do not provide any warranty of the item whatsoever, whether express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any warranty that the contents of the item will be error-free. The development of this module is not supported by Apple Inc. or eve. These vendors and me are not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect, error or failure to perform.


    This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details


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