Command line options

General syntax:

autosuspend [options] daemon|presuspend|version [subcommand options]

General options

-h, --help

Displays an online help.

-c FILE, --config FILE

Specifies an alternate config file to use instead of the default on at /etc/autosuspend.conf.

-l FILE, --logging FILE

Configure the logging system with the provided logging file. This file needs to follow the conventions for Python logging files.


Configure full debug logging in the command line. Mutually exclusive to autosuspend -l.

Subcommand daemon

Starts the continuously running daemon.

-a, --allchecks

Usually, autosuspend stops checks in each iteration as soon as the first matching check indicates system activity. If this flag is set, all subsequent checks are still executed. Useful mostly for debugging purposes.

-r SECONDS, --runfor SECONDS

If specified, do not run endlessly. Instead, operate only for the specified amount of seconds, then exit. Useful mostly for debugging purposes.

Subcommand presuspend

Should be called by the system before suspending.

No options

Subcommand version

Outputs the currently installed version of autosuspend to stdout.

No options