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Is there a way to access the values ioreg utility accesses via Python?

What i'm looking is to add monitoring of the battery status of my Magic Mouse. I know I can get it by using

ioreg -c AppleDeviceManagementHIDEventService -r -l | grep -E '"Product"|BatteryPercent' 

So -- what's the magic to get the value of BatteryPercent into Python, without launching ioreg via subprocess?

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The ioreg utility uses IOKit to get the values for for example the battery status of the Magic Mouse.

You can access IOKit from Python using ctypes - a foreign function library for Python. It allows you to call C/Objective C functions etc. from Python.

You can see an example of how to that with IOKit here:

https://github.com/pudquick/pypmset/blob/master/pypmset.py

In addition you'll find that someone already creeated a wrapper for IOKit to be accessible from Python here:

https://github.com/mosen/moobjc-framework-IOKit

  • Thanks. Will check them out. I found first link, but failed come up with the working code yet. – sashk Jul 15 at 14:42

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