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OS X - Turn off sleep from the command line

03-06-2013 | Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article


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This little snippet turns off Sleep on an OS X machine, either iMac or Macbook. Normally when a Mac is not used it goes in sleep mode, this turns that off.

To turn off sleep mode:

systemsetup -setsleep Off

Or to set an other time (5 minutes for example):

systemsetup -setsleep 5

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