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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


        -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  usu‐
               ally  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  debug‐
               ging.  Implies -v.




        This  program  was  written  by Rik Faith (faith@cs.unc.edu) and may be
        freely distributed under the terms of the GNU General  Public  License.
        There  is  ABSOLUTELY  NO WARRANTY for this program.  The current main‐
        tainer is Avery Pennarun (apenwarr@worldvisions.ca).


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