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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