Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (1)
Updated: 10 Jan 1996Index
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Copyright 1996 Rickard E. Faith (email@example.com
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apm - query Advanced Power Management (APM) BIOS
apm [ -vVmsS ]
and presents the output in a human-readable format. Since primarily
battery status information is provided, this command is most useful on
laptops with a compliant APM BIOS.
also allows the machine to be put into standby or suspend mode.
- -V, --version
program version and exit immediately.
- -v, --verbose
Print information about the APM BIOS version and Linux APM driver version.
- -m, --minutes
Print total minutes remaining instead of using an hh:mm format.
- -s, --suspend
Put the machine into suspend mode if possible.
- -S, --standby
Put the machine into standby mode if possible.
This program requires a post-1.3.57 kernel. This program will not work
with older kernels or with the APM patches, since the format for
has changed radically.
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 WARANTY for this program.
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