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Put your computer into low power mode

see also : pm-suspend - pm-hibernate


pm-powersave [{true false}]

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This manual page documents briefly the pm-powersave command.

pm-powersave can be used to set your system into low power mode.



Put the computer into low power mode to reduce energy consumption and extend your laptop's battery life.


Turn off low power mode.


Copyright © 2007 Michael Biebl

This manual page was originally written for the Debian(TM) system, and has been adopted by the pm-utils project.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or (at your option) any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.


/etc/pm/power.d/, /usr/lib/pm-utils/power.d/

When you run pm-powersave it combines the scripts in these two directories and executes them in sorted order. If both directories contain a script with the same name, the one in /etc/pm/power.d/ has a higher precedence and only this one will be executed.

Therefore to disable a script from /usr/lib/pm-utils/power.d/ simply create an empty file in /etc/pm/power.d/ with the same name and without the executable bit set.

see also

pm-suspend , pm-hibernate


Michael Biebl <biebl[:at:]debian[:dot:]org>

Manpage author.

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