apm

APM(1)                                                                  APM(1)



NAME
       apm - interface with the APM subsystem

SYNOPSIS
       apm [ -VvmMsSdin ]

DESCRIPTION
       This 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).

OPTIONS
       -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.

FILES
       /proc/apm

AUTHOR
       This program was written by Rik Faith (faith@cs.unc.edu) 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 (apenwarr@worldvisions.ca).

SEE ALSO
       xapm(1), apmd(8).



                                 January 2004                           APM(1)