Using smartmontools – smartd and conky (with cron) to monitor HDD health

conky is one hack of a great monitoring tools, but it misses the use of S.M.A.R.T. technology (as far as I know) to monitor hard-disk health, specifically use of smartmontools.

I present here quite dirty, but simple and easily extensible, way to include information from smartctl in conky output.

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