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NAMEapm - interface with the APM subsystem
SYNOPSISapm [ -VvmMsSdin ]
DESCRIPTIONThis command requires the Advanced Power Management subsystem. If run without arguments it reads /proc/apm and presents the output in a human-readable format. Given a -S or -s option it requests that the machine be put into the APM standby or the APM suspend state, respectively. For a brief description of these states, see apmd(8).
- -V, --version
- Print the version of the program and exit.
- -v, --verbose
- Also print version information for the APM subsystem. The APM subsystem consists of power-management hardware, firmware usually referred to as the APM BIOS and a driver in the operating system kernel.
- -m, --minutes
- Print the time remaining as a number of minutes. The default is to print the time remaining in "hours:minutes" format.
- -M, --monitor
- Continuously monitor and update the status information. Assumes that the standard output is a terminal.
- -S, --standby
- Request that the machine be put into the APM standby state.
- -s, --suspend
- Request that the machine be put into the APM suspend state.
- -d, --debug
- Print APM status information in a format more useful for debugging. Implies -v.
AUTHORThis program was written by Rik Faith (email@example.com) and may be freely distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. There is ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY for this program. The current maintainer is Avery Pennarun (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SEE ALSOxapm(1), apmd(8).