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Old 12-30-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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sleep scripts

Does anyone have a good sleep script?

The commands below work great as long as I have superuser access and I type the command myself.

I would like to come up with an idle script and have had much trouble doing this. I haven't found anything online.
The only way I know to get idle time is from the "w" command but that is only based on individual programs and not the system.

I also don't want to introduce a loop that will tax the processor too much.

Any ideas on a good way to do this?

echo mem|tee /sys/power/state


echo disk|tee /sys/power/state
Old 12-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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im not sure if doing this going to work and if its safe but putting suid on your script might solve the problem .
make your scrip by super user and put sgid on it by chmod command. whenever a user exceute it , it will execute as super user.
Old 12-30-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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Right, I'm hoping to avoid that. what would be better if I could slip a couple of if statements in to a script periodically run with root permissions. The problem is that I don't know any scripts that are periodically run.


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