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       apm - interface with the APM subsystem


       apm [ -VvmMsSdin ]


       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).


       -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.




       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 (


       xapm(1), apmd(8).

                                           January 2004                                    APM(1)