APM(1)APM(1)NAMEapm - interface with the APM subsystem
SYNOPSISapm [ -VvmMsSdin ]
This command requires the Advanced Power Management subsystem. If run
without arguments it reads /proc/apm and presents the output in a
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).
Print the version of the program and exit.
Also print version information for the APM subsystem. The APM
subsystem consists of power-management hardware, firmware usu‐
ally referred to as the APM BIOS and a driver in the operating
Print the time remaining as a number of minutes. The default is
to print the time remaining in "hours:minutes" format.
Continuously monitor and update the status information. Assumes
that the standard output is a terminal.
Request that the machine be put into the APM standby state.
Request that the machine be put into the APM suspend state.
Print APM status information in a format more useful for debug‐
ging. Implies -v.
This program was written by Rik Faith (firstname.lastname@example.org) and may be
freely distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
There is ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY for this program. The current main‐
tainer is Avery Pennarun (email@example.com).
SEE ALSOxapm(1), apmd(8).
January 2004 APM(1)