s2disk - program to suspend to disk (hibernate)
[-h, --help] [-V, --version] [-f, --config
config_file] [-r, --resume_device device]
[-o, --resume_offset offset]
[-s, --image_size size]
[-P, --parameter parameter]
This manual page documents briefly the s2disk
is a program that will save the state of the whole system to disk
and power off your system. After restarting your system it will be put back in
the exact system state you left it (this is sometimes called hibernation).
will do precisly the same as s2disk
except that it will not
power off the system, but will suspend it to ram (put the system in S3 mode).
This has the advantage that resume will be faster, with the disadvantage that
you still use batteries. If they batteries do deplete, you still have the
system state saved to disk and can resume without data loss. The s2both
command also inherits all command line arguments from s2ram
You will need to set up an initramfs which calls the resume
this to work. If you use a package distributed with your Linux distribution,
the kernel package which was made with the --initrd option and you use
mkinitramfs-tools, this package should include the necessary parts on your
The uswsusp system supports encrypting the image written to disk and features a
splash system, see uswsusp.conf(5) for more information.
-f, --config [file]
Specify alternate configuration file.
-r, --resume_device [device]
Device that contains swap area.
-o, --resume_offset [offset]
Offset of swap file in resume device.
-s, --image_size [size]
Desired size of the image.
-P, --parameter [key=value]
Override any config file parameter (see
For the meaning and use of the resume_size, resume_offset and image_size options
uswsusp.conf(5), suspend-keygen(8), s2ram(8)
For more information see the README file.
This manual page was written by Tim Dijkstra <tim@famdijkstra>.org for the
Debian(TM) system (but may be used by others). Was updated by Rodolfo
García <email@example.com>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute
and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License,
Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
Copyright © 2006 Tim Dijkstra Copyright © 2012 Rodolfo