Mac: Deep Sleep

November 16, 2007 | Comments Off

When I was Windows-based, I always preferred using hibernate over standby. When I came to Mac I reluctantly got used to it. In fact there isn’t any obvious way to invoke the “deep sleep” (hibernate) function in Mac until the battery is practically dead. This has been annoying on planes when I want to switch batteries without shutting down. I just found this deep sleep widget on the Apple site that adds a deep sleep button to dashboard which will be handy on such occasions. It does prompt for your password in an abnormal way but looking through the code it is only used to chown/chmod the deepsleep binary to setuid root. Source for the deepsleep binary is also included.

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