1. NAME

apm - interface with the APM subsystem

2. SYNOPSIS

apm [ -VvmMsSdin ]

3. 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

R apmd (8).

4. 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.

5. FILES

/proc/apm

6. AUTHOR

This program was written by Rik Faith () 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 ().

7. SEE ALSO

R xapm (1),

R apmd (8).