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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for apm (netbsd section 8)

APM(8)				   BSD System Manager's Manual				   APM(8)

     apm, zzz -- Advanced Power Management control program

     apm [-abdlmsSvz] [-f sockname]
     zzz [-Sz] [-f sockname]

     The apm program communicates with the Advanced Power Management (APM) daemon, apmd(8), mak-
     ing requests of the current power status or placing the system either into suspend or stand-
     by state.	The apm tool is only installed on supported platforms.

     With no flags, apm displays the current power management state in verbose form.

     Available command-line flags are:
     -z 	  Put the system into suspend (deep sleep) mode.
     -S 	  Put the system into stand-by (light sleep) mode.
     -l 	  Display the estimated battery lifetime in percent.
     -m 	  Display the estimated battery lifetime in minutes.
     -b 	  Display the battery status: 0 means high, 1 means low, 2 means critical, 3
		  means charging, 4 means absent, and 255 means unknown.
     -a 	  Display the external charger (A/C status):  0 means disconnected, 1 means con-
		  nected, 2 means backup power source, and 255 means unknown.
     -s 	  Display if power management is enabled.
     -v 	  Request more verbose description of the displayed states.
     -f sockname  Set the name of the socket via which to contact apmd(8) to sockname.
     -d 	  Do not communicate with the APM daemon; attempt instead to manipulate the APM
		  control device directly.

     The zzz variant of this command is an alternative for suspending the system.  With no argu-
     ments, zzz places the system into suspend mode.  The command line flags serve the same pur-
     pose as for the apm variant of this command.

     This command does not wait for positive confirmation that the requested mode has been
     entered; to do so would mean the command does not return until the system resumes from its
     sleep state.

     /var/run/apmdev is the default UNIX-domain socket used for communication with apmd(8).  The
     -f flag may be used to specify an alternate socket name.  The protection modes on this
     socket govern which users may access the APM functions.

     /dev/apmctl is the control device which is used when the -d flag is specified; it must be
     writable for the -d flag to work successfully.  /dev/apm is the status device used when the
     socket is not accessible; it must be readable to provide current APM status.

     acpi(4), apm(4), apmd(8)

     Intel Corporation and Microsoft Corporation, Advanced Power Management (APM) BIOS Interface
     Specification, Revision 1.2, February 1996.

     The apm command appeared in NetBSD 1.3.

     The APM specification first appeared in 1992.  The last update to the standard was made in
     1996 - the same year when it was superceded by the ACPI 1.0 standard.  Thereafter power man-
     agement on IBM-compatible personal computers has relied on ACPI, implemented in NetBSD by
     the acpi(4) subsystem.  The acpi(4) provides an emulation layer for the legacy apm.

BSD					  March 20, 2010				      BSD

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