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Raspberry PI Utilities

Raspberry PI OS contains several specific utilities such as vcgencmd that are also available in Ubuntu 20.04 through the package libraspberrypi-bin

Utility vcgencmd

vcgencmd tool is used to output information from the VideoCore GPU on the Raspberry Pi.

A full description of the available commands and information extracted can be found here.

vcgencmd get_throttled

Returns the throttled state of the system. The output of the command is a bit pattern. It can be decoded using this script

vcgencmd measure_temp

Get Raspberry Pi GPU temperature in ÂșC.

vcgencmd get_mem arm/gpu

Get RAM memmory assigned to CPU/GPU

Last Update: Feb 25, 2022