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).