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Monday September 08, 2003
10:16 AM

nosleep 'till Brooklyn

[ #14582 ]

Or at least until that long running wget completes. This will temporarily set the OS X energy saver sleep timer to `never', run the specified command, and then restore the sleep time.

## nosleep -- Disable sleep while command runs (OS X)
use warnings;
use strict;

my @pm_set_cmd = qw( pmset sleep );

unshift @pm_set_cmd, 'sudo' unless $> == 0; ## Setting needs root privs

## Figure out what sleep's set to
my $old_sleep = undef;

open( GET, "pmset -g live |" ) or die "Can't open pipe from pmset -g: $!\n";

while( <GET> ) {
  if( /sleep\s+(\d+)/ ) {
    $old_sleep = $1;

close( GET );

die "Couldn't determine current sleep setting.\n" unless defined $old_sleep;

my $ret;

## Set sleep to 0 (never)
$ret = system( @pm_set_cmd, 0 );
die "Problem setting sleep: @{[ $? >> 8 ]}\n" unless $ret == 0;

## Run command passed as argument
$ret = system( @ARGV );
warn "Problem running command: @{[ $? >> 8 ]}\n" unless $ret == 0;

## Revert to old sleep value
$ret = system( @pm_set_cmd, $old_sleep );
die "Problem setting sleep: @{[ $? >> 8 ]}\n" unless $ret == 0;

exit 0;

You may wish to add something along these lines to your /etc/sudoers:

Cmnd_Alias      PMSET = /usr/bin/pmset sleep [0-9]*

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