APM(1)              Linux Programmer's Manual              APM(1)

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  informa-
       tion  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.

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 Pen-
       narun (apenwarr@worldvisions.ca).

SEE ALSO
       xapm(1), apmd(8)

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