APM

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
BUGS
FILES
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

NAME

apm − query Advanced Power Management (APM) BIOS

SYNOPSIS

apm [ −vVmsS ]

DESCRIPTION

apm reads /proc/apm 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. apm also allows the machine to be put into standby or suspend mode.

OPTIONS

−V, −−version

Print the apm 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.

−i, −−ignore

Tell the system to ignore system-generated APM suspend and standby events when on AC power. This may be useful to users who have laptops and want APM events when on battery power, but not when on AC power.

−n, −−noignore

Tell the system not to ignore system-generated APM suspend and standby events when on AC power. This is the default mode; this option is provided as a way to undo a proir "apm -i" call.

BUGS

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 /proc/apm has changed radically.

FILES

/proc/apm
linux/drivers/char/apm_bios.c

AUTHOR

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 maintainer is Avery Pennarun (apenwarr@worldvisions.ca).

SEE ALSO

xapm(1), apmd(8)