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devicetype-detect - attempt to detect the type of the current device


devicetype-detect [-h|--help|-v|--verbose|-V| --version|--compat]


devicetype-detect attempts to determine device class of the running system based on the
display size, display resolution, and presence or absence of a battery. Depending on the
detected device, one of "phone", "desktop", "netbook", or "laptop" will be printed to


-h, --help
display a usage message and exit

-v, --verbose
print extra information to STDERR during detection

-V, --version
output version information and exit

Attempt to mimic the return codes for laptop-detect(1)


0 Detection was successfully attempted

1 Detection was successfully attempted, and device is a desktop (has no battery)
[only in --compat mode]

2 Invalid Options

Others Errors in the detection process (please report a bug)


The device type detection is necessarily crude, and would benefit hugely from clearer
product differentiation. With "phones" having resolutions of 1280x720 or greater,
"laptops" available down to 3.7" diagonal, "desktops" with internal batteries for "power
conditioning", and an increasing presence of modems, both AT and 3G in devices of all
classes, device class is often determined by the usage model of specific individuals,
rather than objective measurements of the device.

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