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The command line tool "sensors" is used in Linux operating systems to monitor hardware sensors. It provides information about CPU temperature, fan speed, voltage levels, and other sensor data. It utilizes the lm-sensors library, which interfaces with the kernel's hardware monitoring features to gather data from various sensors present in the system. The "sensors" command retrieves and displays this data in a structured format for easy interpretation. It supports both textual and graphical output, allowing users to choose the format that best suits their needs. "Sensors" can be particularly useful for monitoring system temperatures and fan speeds to prevent overheating or to troubleshoot hardware issues. Users can also configure custom thresholds and alarms to be notified when sensor values exceed certain limits. Overall, the "sensors" command line tool is a valuable utility for monitoring and managing hardware sensors in Linux systems.

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