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caffeinate - inhibit desktop idleness while a command runs

CAFFEINATE(1) General Commands Manual CAFFEINATE(1)

NAME

caffeinate - inhibit desktop idleness while a command runs

SYNOPSIS

caffeinate COMMAND [ARGUMENT...]

DESCRIPTION

Caffeinate runs the given command and prevents the desktop becoming idle while it is run, hence stops screen savers or power-saving activating even if the machine is not being used.
It is usually more convenient to use the fully-automatic caffeine(1); caffeinate may be useful when it is impractical or impossible to run a program in full-screen mode, or to prevent automatic suspend kicking in during a long-running unattended command, such as a system update.

SEE ALSO

caffeine(1), caffeine-indicator(1)

AUTHORS

Reuben Thomas <rrt@sc3d.org>
January 2015 Debian Sid