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OpenDarwin 7.2.1 - man page for pmset (opendarwin section 1)

PMSET(1)			   BSD General Commands Manual				 PMSET(1)

NAME
     pmset -- modify power management settings

SYNOPSIS
     pmset [-a | -b | -c] [dim minutes] [spindown minutes] [sleep minutes] [womp 1/0] [ring 1/0]
	   [autorestart 1/0] [dps 1/0] [reduce 1/0] [powerbutton 1/0] [lidwake 1/0] [acwake 1/0]
	   [boot]
     pmset -g [disk | live | cap | sched]

DESCRIPTION
     pmset changes and reads power management settings such as idle sleep timing, wake on admin-
     istrative access, automatic restart on power loss, etc.

SETTING
     The -a, -b, -c flags determine whether the settings apply to battery (-b), charger (wall
     power) (-c), or all (-a).

     Use a minutes argument of 0 to set the idle time to never.

     pmset must be run as root.

     The boot argument tells power management that system bootup is complete. Loginwindow handles
     this on a normal Mac OS X system.

GETTING
     The -g flag outputs the settings currently in use (same as -g live ).  -g disk will tell you
     the settings on disk.  -g cap will tell you which power management features the machine sup-
     ports.  -g sched will show scheduled startup/wake and shutdown/sleep events.

ARGUMENTS
     dim - display dim timer (value in minutes)
     spindown - disk spindown timer (value in minutes)
     sleep - system sleep timer (value in minutes)
     womp - wake on ethernet magic packet (value = 0/1)
     ring - wake on modem ring (value = 0/1)
     autorestart - automatic restart on power loss (value = 0/1)
     dps - dynamically change processor speed based on load (value = 0/1)
     reduce - reduce processor speed (value = 0/1)
     powerbutton - sleep the machine when power button is pressed (value = 0/1)
     lidwake - wake the machine when the laptop lid(or clamshell) is opened (value = 0/1)
     acwake - wake the machine when power source (AC/battery) is changed (value = 0/1)

OTHER ARGUMENTS
     These arguments don't directly affect power management settings:
     boot - tell the kernel that system boot is complete

EXAMPLES
     pmset -b dim 5

     pmset -a dim 10 spindown 10 sleep 30 womp 1

     pmset -g live

FILES
     All changes made through pmset are saved in a persistent preferences file (per-system, not
     per-user) at /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.PowerManagement.plist

     pmset modifies the same file that System Preferences Energy Saver modifies.

Darwin					 August 19, 2002				   Darwin


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