Is there a command available that displays the Energy Impact from the terminal? Top doesn't display this info.

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    You mean other the the Activity Monitor.app ? Commented Oct 15, 2014 at 10:01

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Top will do it. However, this is not documented in the man page.


top -stats pid,command,power -o power -l 0

And of course you can grep the process of your choice

You can also use the powermetrics command to get some general info.

See documentation via man or here

A nice example can be found here

powermetrics -i 1000 --poweravg 1 | grep 'Average cumulatively decayed power score' -A 20

  • how to get average energy using top
    – jimwan
    Commented Dec 4, 2017 at 3:36

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